Veteran attorney Mukul Rohatgi is slated to retake the position of India’s Attorney General on October 1 and begin his second term as the nation’s top law officer.
According to those with knowledge of the situation, Rohatgi granted the Prime Minister’s Office’s request last week and agreed to take the top post (PMO).
He will succeed renowned attorney KK Venugopal, 91, who announced his inability to continue once his third extension as leader ends on September 30. In June, Venugopal consented to a brief extension of three months.
Soon after the new administration assumed office in 2014, Rohatgi served as Attorney General for the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance government till 2017. Venugopal was then allowed three extensions after being named attorney general.
Venugopal recently said during a hearing that he might not stay on as the chief law officer after his current term is over.