Do not want to continue as attorney general: Mukul Rohatgi
Mukul Rohatgi has previously represented the Gujarat Government in the Supreme Court in the 2002 Gujarat riots and fake encounter death cases. Photograph: (DNA)
Days after the government extended his term for an indefinite period, Attorney General of India (AGI) Mukul Rohatgi has said he does not want to serve the second term.
The government's top lawyer told ANI that he has written to the centre, stating that he does not want to continue as attorney general.
"I do not want to seek reappointment for the post. I have been made as AG for two terms. During the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government I was the Attorney General," he said.
Rohatgi's decision comes days after the government extended his term for indefinite period along with solicitor general Ranjit Kumar and additional solicitor generals.
Son of former Delhi high court judge, Justice Awadh Behari Rohatgi, Mukul Rohatgi was appointed as the 14th attorney general of India in June 2014.
He has represented the Gujarat Government in the Supreme Court in the 2002 Gujarat riots and in the fake encounter death cases, including the Best Bakery and Zahira Sheikh cases.
(WION with inputs from ANI)