SC Dismisses Plea on A-G's Private Cases

Published: 02nd October 2015 03:39 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd October 2015 03:39 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI:The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed a petition, which sought a direction to the Centre to stop giving permission to Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi to appear for private parties in cases against government.

The PIL had sought scrutiny of Article 76 of the Constitution, which deals with the appointment and powers of the Attorney General. Many voices were raised when Rohatgi represented in the apex court four-star bar owners of Kerala in their appeal against Kerala High Court order upholding the State Government’s liquor policy confining bar licences only to five-star hotels. The A-G was criticised by many, including Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy, for appearing on behalf of the private client.


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