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Centre extends tenure of ASG Tushar Mehta till June 2020


Press Trust of India New Delhi
The Centre has extended the tenure of Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, who was recently named the special public prosecutor for 2G spectrum scam cases, till June 2020, according to an official order.

The Appointments Committee of the Cabinet has approved extensions in the tenure of four additional solicitor generals of India - Mehta, Maninder Singh, P S Narsimha and Pinky Anand - till June 30, 2020, it said, without giving other details.

Mehta's appointment as special public prosecutor in the 2G cases on February 8 follows the acquittal of all 19 accused, including former telecom minister A Raja and DMK lawmaker Kanimozhi, in 2G spectrum scam by a CBI court here on December 21 last year.

The ACC has also approved appointments of senior advocates Vikramjit Banerjee, Aman Lekhi and Sandeep Sethi as the ASG till June 2020, the order issued by the personnel ministry said.

The committee has also approved appointment of senior advocate Maninder Acharya as additional solicitor general of India for the Delhi High Court, till June 30, 2020, it said.

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First Published: Feb 28 2018 | 6:30 PM IST

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