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Ranjit Kumar resigns as Solicitor General

By Chennabasaveshwar

Ranjit Kumar, Solicitor General of India, resigned on Friday citing personal reasons. Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta confirmed it to ANI news.

Former Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi and Solicitor General, Ranjit Kumar. PTI file photo

Kumar informed that he has not been able to attend to certain health issues of family members for long.The office of Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad received his resignation letter today.

His second term as solicitor general was renewed recently.

There was speculation a few months ago that the Supreme Court collegium was considering his name as a judge of the apex court.

He was appointed in 2014 by the incumbent government of Narendra Modi, succeeding Mohan Parasaran.

In 2012, Ranjit Kumar and two other senior advocates were threatened with expulsion from the Supreme Court Bar Association.

(With agency inputs)

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