Mumbai: Justice AK Menon is leaving at a 'difficult time', says Chief Justice Dipankar Datta

Justice Menon is the sixth judge to retire this year from the Bombay High Court.

Staff ReporterUpdated: Monday, July 11, 2022, 07:24 PM IST
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Chief Justice of the Bombay High Court Dipankar Datta |

The Bombay High Court which has been functioning with nearly half of its sanctioned strength, bid farewell to one more judge – Justice AK Menon – on Monday.

During the farewell speech for justice AK Menon, Chief Justice Dipankar Datta said that justice Menon was leaving at a “difficult time”. Justice Menon is the sixth judge to retire this year from the Bombay High Court.

This has brought down the strength of the HC to 54. The HC has a sanctioned strength of 94 judges.

CJ Datta, on Monday, was sitting with Justice Menon, in a special bench.

Known for his strict nature, justice Menon was appointed as HC judge on March 3, 2014.

Justice Menon, himself, said that few lawyers may not be happy with his strict behaviour, however, it was all for the welfare of the litigants.

Additional Solicitor General Anil Singh, who represents the Union Government, said that he knew justice Menon since his college days.

Born in Mumbai, Maharashtra on July 12, 1960, justice Menon graduated from Mumbai University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in philosophy and secured a Bachelor of Laws degree from Mumbai University.

Before becoming a judge, he commenced practice with his father Late C. Achyutha Menon Advocate.

He has extensively dealt with litigation, including trials on the Original Side and in arbitration. His practice included non-litigation work, negotiation and advising in diverse transactional documentation in the banking, property, media and entertainment industry. He has a keen interest in music, travel and technology.

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