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Sr lawyer Mukul Rohatgi appointed as eminent jurist in Lokpal panel: Govt

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

has been appointed as an eminent jurist in the selection committee for appointment of the Lokpal, the Centre told the today.

K K told a bench headed by Justice that a decision was taken on May 11 appointing Rohatgi as an eminent jurist in the selection committee, which is chaired by the

Rohatgi was appointed as of after the assumed power in May 2014. He resigned from the post in June 2017.

The post of eminent jurist in the selection panel was lying vacant since the death of P P Rao on September 11, 2017.

The bench, on hearing the submissions, posted the matter for further hearing on July 2.

It was hearing a contempt petition filed by NGO Common Cause, which had raised the issue of non-appointment of the anti-graft ombudsman despite the apex court's verdict of April 27 last year.

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First Published: Tue, May 15 2018. 13:55 IST