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This Image Of CJI DY Chandrachud & His Family Is Going Viral With Many Claims. Here’s The Truth Behind It

Authors

Pankaj Menon is a fact-checker based out of Delhi who enjoys ‘digital sleuthing’ and calling out misinformation. He has completed his MA in International Relations from Madras University and has worked with organisations like NDTV, Times Now and Deccan Chronicle online in the past.

Ruby leads editorial, operations and initiatives at Newschecker. In her former avatar at New Delhi Television (NDTV), India’s leading national news network, she was a news anchor, supervising producer and senior output editor. Her over a decade-long career encompasses ground-breaking reportage from conflict zones and reporting on terror incidents, election campaigns, and gender issues. Ruby is an Emmy-nominated producer and has handled both local and international assignments, including the coverage of Arab Spring in 2011, the US Presidential elections in 2016, and ground reportage on the Kashmir issue since 2009.

Claim

The picture of CJI DY Chandrachud with his family, clicked at the Supreme Court complex.

Newschecker received the image on our WhatsApp tipline, requesting it to be fact checked.

This Image Of CJI DY Chandrachud & His Family Is Going Viral With Many Claims. Here’s The Truth Behind It

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Fact

A reverse image search of the photographs takes us to several reports carrying the same picture. 

A report on the website of Jagran, published on February 5, 2023 reveals that the image was from an event at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, when the CJI and the other judges of the SC visited the Amrti Udyan  on the invitation of the President Draupadi Murmu. The picture was clicked on the occasion and not from SC as is mentioned in the claim. 

On further research, we also found reports that revealed that the two young girls seen in the photograph with DY Chandrachud and his wife are indeed his daughters. A report on th Jansatta notes that the two children are differently abled and are the adopted children of the Chief Justice and his wife Kalpana Das Chandrachud. It further noted that Kalpana Das is the second wife of Justice DY Chandrachud, and that he has two sons with his former wife, Abhinav and Chintan. While Abhinav practices at the Bombay HC, Chintan works with a law firm  in the UK, it added. 

Result: Partly False

Sources
Report by Jagran news, published on February 5, 2023
Report by Jansatta, published on January 7, 2023


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Authors

Pankaj Menon is a fact-checker based out of Delhi who enjoys ‘digital sleuthing’ and calling out misinformation. He has completed his MA in International Relations from Madras University and has worked with organisations like NDTV, Times Now and Deccan Chronicle online in the past.

Ruby leads editorial, operations and initiatives at Newschecker. In her former avatar at New Delhi Television (NDTV), India’s leading national news network, she was a news anchor, supervising producer and senior output editor. Her over a decade-long career encompasses ground-breaking reportage from conflict zones and reporting on terror incidents, election campaigns, and gender issues. Ruby is an Emmy-nominated producer and has handled both local and international assignments, including the coverage of Arab Spring in 2011, the US Presidential elections in 2016, and ground reportage on the Kashmir issue since 2009.

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