The sitting judge of Delhi High Court Valmiki J Mehta passed away Friday morning due to a cardiac arrest.
Born on June 6, 1959, in Mumbai, Justice Mehta assumed office as an Additional Judge of the Delhi High Court on April 15, 2009.
Justice Mehta completed graduation from Sri Venkateshwara College, Delhi University & LLB from Campus Law Centre, Delhi University. He got enrolled with Delhi Bar Council in 1982 and started practicing law since then. He was designated as a Senior Advocate in 2001 at the age of 42 years. He practiced in Delhi High Court, district courts and various tribunals in civil matters.
Justice Mehta was part of the five-judge Bench which recently held that two causes of action – one for relief in respect of passing off, and another in respect of design infringement under the Designs Act, 2000 – can be joined and tried in a composite suit. The draft judgment was authored by Justice Mehta. While the other four judges concurred with his opinion, they added additional reasons for arriving at their conclusion.
‘The news of sudden demise of Justice Valmiki J Mehta, judge High Court of Delhi has come as a shock to legal fraternity and a big loss to the Bar and the Bench. I on my behalf and on behalf of Bar Council of Delhi (BCD) convey heartfelt condolence,’ said KC Mittal, Chairman, Bar Council of Delhi.