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Centre extends term of law officers including attorney general Mukul Rohatgi

Rohatgi was appointed as the 14th attorney general of India in June 2014. His term, along with other law officers, has been extended until further orders.

india Updated: Jun 03, 2017 18:38 IST
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Mukul Rohatgi  was appointed as the attorney general in June 2014.
Mukul Rohatgi was appointed as the attorney general in June 2014.(PTI File Photo)

The Appointment Committee of the Cabinet (ACC) on Saturday approved the extension of the term of law officers including attorney general Mukul Rohatgi, solicitor general Ranjit Kumar and additional solicitor generals until further orders.

Attorney general Rohatgi was appointed as the 14th attorney general of India in June 2014. Son of former Delhi high court judge Justice Awadh Behari Rohatgi, Rohatgi has represented the Gujarat government in the Supreme Court in the 2002 Gujarat riots and fake encounter death cases, including the Best Bakery and Zahira Sheikh cases.

The ACC also extended the tenure of additional solicitor generals (ASG) including Maninder Singh, Paramjit Singh Patwalia, Tushar Mehta, PS Narsimha and Pinky Anand. All the above ASGs were appointed for a period of three years, on June 6 2014 and their tenure were ending on June 6, 2017.