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Additional Solicitor General Aman Lekhi, who has represented the central government in important law and order cases, has resigned from his position. In a brief letter to Union Minister for Law and Justice Kiren Rijiju, Lekhi stated, “I am resigning from the post of Additional Solicitor General of India at the Supreme Court with immediate effect.”

Lekhi, a senior advocate appointed by the High Court in 2005, is expected to return to private practice. Initially appointed as Additional Solicitor General in March 2018, he was later reappointed in July 2020. His term was scheduled to continue until June next year or until further notice.

During his time as ASG, Lekhi represented the CBI and Delhi Police in various important cases, including the 2020 Delhi riots and the challenge against UAPA sanction to prosecute officer Sachin Waze, who is involved in the Antilia bomb scare case.

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