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Mukul Rohatgi tells govt he wants to step down as top official

Courtesy:ET

New Delhi: After serving five years as the additional soliciter general during the NDA government led by Atal Bihari Vajpayee. Mukul Rohatgi, who currently holds the position of Attorney General has told the government that he wants to step down as the country’s top law official.

The order did not specify till when he would hold the post, although the current National Democratic Alliance government gave an extension to Rohatgi, reported HT.

He said that he wants to go back to his private practice as he has already completed three years as the country’s top law official.

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.