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Raj govt removes its counsel who filed Lekhi's case against Rahul Gandhi

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

The government in has sacked one of its counsels in the after it emerged that she was the on Record in a contempt plea against filed by on the Rafale deal.

The of the state issued an order on April 13 relieving from her post with immediate effect.

"Ms. Ruchi Kohli, on Record, Supreme court, is relieved from duties with immediate effect," the order issued by the principal secretary, law and legal affairs, Mahaveer Prasad Sharma, said.

She has been directed to hand over all the cases with list to Additional General

Though the reason of her removal is not mentioned in the order, government sources here informed the move came immediately after the government came to know that she was on record in the petition against the

The advocate-on-record is a designation given to a lawyer, after he/she clears a tough examination conducted by the The AOR can file a petition in the apex court on behalf of a litigant.

Lekhi had moved the on April 12 seeking contempt proceedings against Gandhi for allegedly attributing his remarks on the recent Rafale verdict to the apex court.

The apex court has directed the to give his explanation by April 22.

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First Published: Wed, April 17 2019. 13:50 IST