Mukul Rohatgi declines Centre’s offer to return as Attorney General

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Delhi, Sept 26th,2022: See and former Attorney General of India Mukul Rohatgi declined the Centre’s offer to return for a second stint.nior advocat

It was earlier reported that Rohatgi would don the mantle of India’s top law officer for the second time on 1st October after the term of current incumbent KK Venugopal.

He said that there was “no specific reason” to decline the offer and added that he had taken the decision after “second thoughts”.

Venugopal succeeded Rohatgi in July 2017 for three years. When his three-year tenure came to an end, 91-year-old Venugopal had requested to be relieved of the post, citing his age. However, the central government requested him to continue and kept extending his tenure. On his third extension, Venugopal indicated to the government that he did not want to remain in office after September 30, when the term ends.

Scouting for the next AGI, the government had approached Rohatgi again. The search hunt continues now that Rohatgi does not wish to return.

One of India’s most high-profile lawyers, Rohatgi has several important cases to his credit, including the Gujarat riots case.
More recently, Rohatgi led the defense team of Shah Rukh Khan’s son Aryan Khan, who was arrested in the drugs-on-cruise case.

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