New Delhi,29 May-2014, (Indilens Web Team): Mukul Rohatgi to take over as Attorney-General Advocate who successfully defended Gujarat Govt. in Riot Cases and Fake Encounter Cases appointed Attorney General of India. The eminent Supreme Court lawyer said that he has been offered the office of the top law officer in the government and he has given his consent to it.
A file photo of senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi: PTI
One of the highest paid lawyers in the Supreme Court, senior advocate Mukul Rohatgi, will be the 14th Attorney-General of India to succeed Gulam Vahanvati.
Mr. Rohatgi said his top priority as the AG would be to “streamline litigation in the Supreme Court”.
“I will see that the superior courts are not flooded with frivolous and petty litigation,” he said. He would make all efforts to check that the government did not involve itself in inter-ministerial litigation.
Mr. Rohatgi has represented the Gujarat government in the Supreme Court in many cases on the 2002 Gujarat riots and fake encounter. These include the Best Bakery and Zahira Sheikh cases.