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Who is Mukul Rohatgi Representing Aryan Khan in Drugs Case?

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Aryan Khan, son of Bollywood superstar Shahrukh Khan, is behind bars for several days due to a drugs case. His bail application was rejected by both the Magistrate Court and the Special NDPS Court. In such a situation, now high profile lawyer Mukul Rohatgi has taken over the responsibility of bringing him out of jail. Let us know who is Mukul Rohatgi and what special cases he has been a part of.

First Aryan Case Update

Former Attorney General of India Mukul Rohatgi is appearing on behalf of Aryan Khan in Bombay High Court today, i.e. on 26 October. During the bail plea hearing, Mukul Rohatgi will appear in the court along with Satish Manshinde as Aryan Khan’s primary counsel.

Till now, the country’s well-known lawyer Satish Manshinde was fighting the case of Aryan, who has fought the case of stars like Sanjay Dutt and Salman Khan. When bail was not granted, later another veteran lawyer, Amit Desai, also came along. Now Rohatgi is the third lawyer who will plead on behalf of Aryan Khan. It is being said that Manshinde and Desai will also be present with them in the court.

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On the other hand, the NCB team will oppose the bail application of all the other accused, including Aryan Khan. NCB claims that it has screenshots of WhatsApp chats between Aryan Khan and Ananya Pandey. Based on these chats, Ananya has been questioned thrice. There is also a screenshot of the group chat, in which Aryan is seen proposing “cocaine tomorrow”. At the same time, in a conversation, Aryan is also seen threatening his friends in the name of ‘NCB’.

Who is Mukul Rohatgi?

Mukul Rohatgi has been the Attorney General of India. He was appointed Attorney General by the then President Pranab Mukherjee on 19 June 2014. He was the 14th Attorney General of the country till 18 June 2017. Mukul Rohatgi is a veteran lawyer of the Supreme Court. His father, Avadh Bihari Rohatgi, was a judge of Delhi High Court.

Mukul Rohatgi holds a law degree from the Government Law College, Mumbai. After this, he started his practice as a junior of Yogesh Kumar Sabharwal. This is the same YK Sabharwal who has been the 36th Chief Justice of the country. Mukul Rohatgi started working with Justice Sabharwal in the High Court. In the year 1993, the Delhi High Court gave him the status of Senior Counsel.

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In 1999, Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s government was at the centre, and Mukul Rohatgi became the Additional Solicitor General. Those who know say that the mantra of Mukul Rohatgi’s success is his confidence. They can argue for hours in court, even on briefings of a few minutes.

Mukul Rohatgi has been a part of these significant cases.

Mukul Rohatgi is considered one of the country’s canon lawyers. Cannon means in the case where they stand, the decision is sure to be in their favour. Mukul Rohatgi is one of the most expensive lawyers in the country. According to a report in Economic Times, Mukul Rohatgi charges more than Rs 1 crore for a case. These cases are included in his significant cases.

Mukul Rohatgi defended the state government in the Supreme Court in the 2002 Gujarat riots case. Apart from this, he has argued in the Supreme Court for the ‘Best Bakery’ and ‘Zahira Sheikh case’.

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Mukul Rohatgi appeared on behalf of the Maharashtra government in a high profile case in 2018. The issue was related to Special Judge BH Loya of the CBI Court. In April 2018, the Supreme Court had stayed the investigation into the death of Judge Loya. Rohatgi highly praised this decision. According to the news of Economic Times, he had taken a fee of Rs 1.2 crore to appear on behalf of the government in this case.

In 2019, when there was a political crisis in Karnataka and 10 Congress MLAs were adamant about resignation, the Speaker of the Assembly refused to accept their resignation. The matter reached the Supreme Court, and Mukul Rohatgi reached the Supreme Court on behalf of the rebel MLAs. In the end, the Congress government fell, and the BJP government was formed.

In the legal dispute between Anil Ambani and Mukesh Ambani, Mukesh Rohatgi stood on behalf of Anil Ambani. On behalf of Mukesh Ambani, another prominent lawyer, Harish Salve, stood in front of him.

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In July 2020, the Congress government of Rajasthan was seen dividing into two factions. Their tussle started increasing. When Sachin Pilot’s group was threatened with disqualification, the matter reached the Supreme Court. On behalf of the pilot camp, Mukul Rohatgi took the front in the Supreme Court.

Rohatgi is the lawyer for the Embassy of Italy in the ongoing Supreme Court trial against two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishers off the Kerala coast in 2012.

Mukul Rohatgi has many politicians defend court in corruption cases during his career. He has also represented people involved in the Commonwealth scam and 2G scam in the court. Mukul Rohatgi stood in her defence when the corruption case against former Tamil Nadu CM Jayalalithaa reached the court.

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BJP leader Varun Gandhi gave a provocative speech in 2009; then, the Mayawati government imposed a Raska on him. To avoid this, Varun Gandhi reached the Supreme Court. Mukul Rohatgi appeared in his defence. Court orders withdrawal of Raska against Varun Gandhi.

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Akash Kumar Mishra
Akash Kumar Mishra is the CO-Editor at Spot News 18. He is very passionate about His Work and Loves to Write on Technology Topics.

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