Justice Valmiki Mehta, judge of Delhi High Court, passed away today morning. He suffered a heart attack.
Cremation will take place today at 5.30 PM at electric crematorium, Nigam Bodh Ghat, Delhi, informed the Assistant Registrar Protocol.
He was appointed judge of Delhi High Court on 15th April, 2009.
Born on 6th June, 1959 at Mumbai, he completed graduation in B.Com(H) from Sri Venkateshwara College, Delhi University & LL.B. from Campus Law Centre, Delhi University.
He started law practice in 1982. He as Designated as a Senior Advocate on 22.9.2001 at the age of 42 years.
Justice Mehta's son is married to CJI Ranjan Gogoi's daughter.
Justice Mehta had always taken a stern position against dishonest and frivolous litigations. He has made litigants who file frivolous petitions pay cost to good causes. Recently, just after the Pulwama terror attack, he directed a person to deposit the cost for filing a frivolous appeal with the website www.bharatkeveer.gov.in as a donation towards martyrs' kin. During Kerala floods last year, the appeals were meritless, he had directed two appellants, whose appeals he found meritless, to deposit costs of Rs. 5 lakhs each to the Kerala CM's Distress Relief Fund.