With Mukul Rohatgi refusing to continue as the Attorney General of India, the government has already started looking for a replacement. The government is likely to appoint either Harish Salve or Ranjit Kumar as the next AG.
He is India’s most expensive lawyer and charges anything between Rs 6 lakh to Rs 15 lakh per appearance. The high and mighty of this country are his clients. There are times when his fee would go up to Rs 30 lakh a day. However to defend Kulbhushan Jadhav at the International Court of Justice, he charged Re 1 as confirmed by External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj.
India has won round one of the battle in the International Court of Justice after the execution of Kulbhushan Jadhav was stalled. Now it is over to round two where both India and Pakistan would put out arguments before the ICJ which would pronounce its final verdict probably by August. The ICJ had on Thursday said that the execution of Jadhav be placed in abeyance until the final verdict is out.
The International Court of Justice has directed Pakistan not to hang Kulbhushan Jadhav. The ICJ stayed the execution. The ICJ had reserved its verdict in the case after hearing at length arguments advanced by both India and Pakistan.The court held that the circumstances of Jadhav’s arrest remains disputed.
Last week an Intelligence Bureau report was shared with the Union Government in which it was stated that Pakistan was expediting the process to hang Kulbhushan Jadhav, former Navy officer who was accused of being an Indian spy. Alarmed, India decided to move fast and sent one of the best lawyers, Harish Salve to The Hague to argue before the International Court of Justice.