Mukul Rohatgi has written back to the Central Government that he did not wish to continue again as the Auditor General of India. He wanted to be relieved from the post which he is been holding for the past 3 years. The country’s top law officer wanted to enter into private practice.
Rohatgi who has been appointed as A-G in 2014 as soon as the Narenndra Modi led government took the charge at the centre argued in many contentious matters like the challenge to National Judicial Appointments Commission Act on appointment of judges for the higher judiciary. Another notable feature is his assistance in the “Triple Talaq” case against which the judgement is reserved.
Rohatgi prior to his appointment as A-G has represented some of the famed cases like Best Bakery and Zahira Sheikh case apart from arguing on behalf of the Gujarat Government in the Supreme Court for riots and fake encounter case which shook the State in 2002. He is the son of former Delhi High Court judge Justice Awadh Behari Rohatgi.
Interestingly Rohatgi has also appeared in the case involving Italian Marines where they had killed couple of fishermen near the Kerala coast in 2012. In this case which saw the pressure from the Tamilnadu Govt being mount up on the Central Govt since the deceased were from Tamilnadu, Rohatgi has assisted the Italian embassy where initially the marines were detained along with the vessel for few months before being released on bail.