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Ranjit Kumar resigns as Solicitor General of India

NEW DELHI: Ranjit Kumar has resigned as the Solicitor General of India.

Kumar put in his papers with the law ministry on Friday, citing family reasons as the rationale behind the resignation.

Kumar told TOI that due to his busy schedule and responsibilities as solicitor general, he’d been unable to attend to certain health issues faced by members of his family for a while now. Hence, he handed in his resignation to give more time to ailing family members.

He added that he’d had a wonderful experience as solicitor general and is very satisfied with the way the Government treated him.

Considered an expert on constitutional laws, Kumar was appointed solicitor general in 2014 after the BJP-led NDA government came to power. He has represented the Central government in many high-profile cases in the Supreme Court.

Prior to his appointment, Kumar had been a counsel for the Gujarat government and amicus curiae in several cases in the Supreme Court. Among the cases he represented were the Sohrabuddin Sheikh encounter case. He’d also represented former Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa in the disproportionate assets case in a Bangalore court.

Source : timesofindia



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