Mukul Rohatgi: the new attorney-general of India

The new attorney-general of India is Mukul Rohatgi. This means that he is now the government's chief legal advisor and its primary lawyer in the Supreme Court. This appointment shows how rapidly democracy is being undermined. Rohtagi...
- charges an estimated Rs. 5 lakh per appearance
- is a close aide of Arun Jaitley
- has represented the Gujarat government in various Gujarat 2002 pogrom cases and in fake encounter cases (
- has represented Jagdish Tytler and Sajjan Kumar, involved in the anti-Sikh pogroms of 1984 (
- has defended BJP leader Varun Gandhi accused of hate speech by the Mayawati government (
- has represented Commonwealth and 2G scam accused.
It is fair to say that he specialises in representing rich and powerful people accused of communal mass murder, and large-scale corruption. He is the new face of the Indian legal system.