Senior Attorney Mukul Rohatgi Declines Centre’s Offer to Serve as India’s Attorney General

Mukul Rohtagi Law Insider

Tanisha Rana

Published on: September 26, 2022 at 19:49 IST

Senior Attorney Mukul Rohatgi declined the Central government’s offer to serve as India’s Attorney General (AG).

“I had second thoughts,” Rohatgi said.

As previously reported, Rohatgi would succeed current Attorney General KK Venugopal, whose term is set to expire this month, after accepting the offer.

Rohatgi had previously worked as the NDA government’s attorney general from June 2014 until June 2017.

According to sources, even after Mr. Rohatgi left office in 2017, the administration engaged him on delicate legal matters, like as the repeal of Article 370, which gave Jammu and Kashmir unique status.

In 2014, shortly after the BJP gained a sizable majority and took office, Mr. Rohatgi was chosen to serve as the top attorney for the government for his first term.

One of the most well-known attorneys in India, Mr. Rohatgi has won a number of significant cases, including the Gujarat riots case in which he defended the Gujarat government.

Additionally, he argued the National Judicial Appointment Commission case.

The defence team for Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan, who was detained in the drugs-on-cruise case, was managed by Mr. Rohatgi more recently.

The tenure of AG Venugopal was prolonged at the end of June this year for an additional three months, or “until further orders.”

On September 30, this extension will end.

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