The central authorities has determined to nominate Senior Advocate Mukul Rohatgi as the subsequent Legal professional Common for India, efficient Oct. 1, the Indian Categorical and Bar & Bench reported on Tuesday.
The Legal professional Common for India is a constitutional publish and is appointed by the President of India and advises the federal government on authorized issues.
Thought-about among the many prime legal professionals of the nation, Rohatgi earlier served as the primary Legal professional Common of the Narendra Modi-led authorities between 2014-2017.
Throughout this tenure, he appeared within the Nationwide Judicial Appointments Fee case, argued for the central authorities in search of invalidation of Triple Talaq, the felony defamation matter, and the Aadhaar-PAN linkage case, amongst others.
Previous to this, Rohatgi had additionally served because the Further Solicitor Common underneath the Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led authorities.
Rohatgi was succeeded by Senior Advocate KK Venugopal, whose time period ends on Sept. 31.
Submit the completion of his time period in 2017, Rohatgi went again into non-public observe and has since then appeared in a number of excessive profile instances, together with the decriminalisation of Part 377; the Future Retail Ltd.- Amazon dispute in addition to the case involving Bollywood star Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan.
Identified for his candor, Rohatgi spoke with BQ Prime shortly after finishing his tenure as AG again in 2018.
He had shared his views on the unprecedented media convention by 4 senior judges calling it as “out of the abnormal”, including that “having been part of this group for 40 years now, don’t subscribe to this press convention. It ought to have been handled contained in the courtroom”.
On the parallels between the apex courtroom’s verdict in Triple Talaq and Sabarimala instances, he had stated:
In a 4:1 verdict, the Supreme Court docket had granted ladies, of all age teams, entry into Kerala’s Sabarimala temple, breaking the temple’s age-old custom of proscribing menstruating ladies from getting into its premises.
Watch the Mukul Rohatgi interview right here: