Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi tells govt not to consider his re-appointment as top law officer

Appointed on a three-year contract on June 19, 2014, the AG recently sought an extension.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 11, 2017 8:55 pm
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Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi on Sunday said that he is not interested in seeking an extension of his tenure. The AG said that he spoke to the government last month and conveyed his wish to resign from the coveted post now, as he wanted to get back to private practice.

“I have worked for five years as law officer under the Vajpayee government and now three years under the Modi government. I want to return to my private practice. I have a good relationship with the government… That’s why I wrote to government not to extend my term,” Rohatgi was quoted by NDTV as saying.

The Appointments Committee had recently extended his term of service until further notice.

Rohatgi had been awarded the office by the BJP government, after the party won the 2014 elections, on June 19.

The 14th AG of the country, Rohatgi represented the Government of Gujarat in the Supreme Court in the 2002 riots and fake encounter death cases in the state, which include the Best Bakery case and Zahira Sheikh case. He has also assisted the apex court in the ongoing triple talaq case. The other high-profile cases Rohatgi has worked on include the 2012 Italian marines case, as well as the 2G scam case.

He is the son of former Delhi High Court judge Justice Awadh Behari Rohatgi.

with agency inputs

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  1. S
    Jun 12, 2017 at 1:52 pm
    Oh, Mukul Rohatgi is also son of former Delhi High Court judge Justice Awadh Behari Rohatgi. More importantly, Mukul Rohatgi is said to be very close to Arun Jaitley Union Minister for Finance. This same Attorney General of India with multiple conflicts of interest is reported to be in London at present (financial capital of the world). Interesting. Out of sheer curiosity, did he submit his Aadhaar/Biometrics Card number for purchasing his air ticket?!
    1. S
      Jun 12, 2017 at 11:24 am
      A Defense Counsel for mafia dons like Unitech bosses (and other 2G scam-accused) who together have succeeded in draining ‘the country’ of its ‘economic’ resources and robbing its citizens of their fundamental/ ‘human rights’. The fact that AGI Mukul Rohatgi is brother-in-law of Dr KK Aggarwal (President of the pro-doctor/anti-patient Indian Medical ociation, and fierce lobbyist for Ketan Desai, former head of Medical Council of India, accused of massive corruption) is also sheer coincidence, and never presented any conflict of interest?
      1. R
        Jun 12, 2017 at 3:32 am
        Every Good Human may not be part of what Amit Shah and Modi doing while innocent being Lynched by their supporters. CBI, IT, EB are forced to frame innocents under pressure from Corrupt Regime in power.
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          Abdul JAMAL
          Jun 12, 2017 at 4:03 am
          Rahul how are innocents being lynched and how do you blame Modi and Amit Shah? If you are a good human being aren't you supposed to step up and stop the massive rapes happening of brown and black children by white and converted Christian brown priests. If you have problems with CBI go to courts. Bout stop spreading hate jus the cause your Christian church mafia tells you to do so. No wonder you Christians created m0nsters like HItler and Mussolini.
          1. P
            Jun 12, 2017 at 4:17 am
            Christian made India a Civilized country otherwise w country would have acted like Gau Rakshas, Hindu Yuva Vahini, Bajrang and RSS Lynching anyone and everyone. They failed to change the mindset of RSS and BJP who attack innocent as a mob. CBI is not to blame because they are family men forced to commit atrocities due to most brutal regime in power. Hopefully this murderous Regime may go soon like the last BJP regime at centre which was kicked out by people after 2002 Riots in Gujarat.
        2. V
          Virendra Sason
          Jun 11, 2017 at 9:24 pm
          अपनी अंतरात्मा के विरुद्ध केस लड़वाएंगे, तो कौन AG बनना चाहेगा?