Former Odisha HC Chief Justice VA Mohta passes away

Cuttack: Former Chief Justice of the Orissa High Court Justice VA Mohta passed away on Tuesday evening at Akola city in Nagpur. He was 85.

Justice Mohta served as the Chief Justice of Orissa HC from 28, 1994 to April 25, 1995. He had delivered several landmark judgments during his tenure as the Chief Justice of High Court.

Born on April 26, 1933 at Akola in Maharashtra, he practiced law after completion of his LLB degree from Nagpur.

He was elected twice as the member of Bar Council of Maharashtra. He was elected as the vice chairman of the council in 1974.

Prior to his appointment the Chief Justice of Orissa High Court in 1994, Justice Mohta was the judge of Bombay High Court.

He had represented India at SAARC LAW conferences held in Sri Lanka, Pakistan and Bhutan.

Justice Mohta was also the member of the committee for implementing Legal Aid Scheme formed by the Centre. He was appointed as the chairman of a committee to probe into accident of an IA aircraft in Aurangabad.

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