The Centre on Wednesday appointed Additional Solicitor General Tushar Mehta as the new Solicitor General of India. The newly appointed senior lawyer will hold office till June 2020.
Solicitor General is the second highest law officer of the government after the Attorney General.
The post had been lying vacant since last October, after the then Solicitor General Ranjit Kumar had resigned.
Mehta had been the Additional Solicitor General since 2014, when the current NDA government had come to power.
(This is a developing story. We will update this as and when more information comes in.)
(With inputs from ANI)