Navjot Singh Sidhu’s son Karan Sidhu is among the 28 law officers appointed by the Punjab government on 24 May, Hindustan Times reported.
Other appointees include Punjab and Haryana high court judge Raj Shekhar Attri’s daughter Rashmi Attri, Justice (retd) Ranjit Singh’s daughter, Simran Grewal Randhawa, and former retired chief justice of Andhra Pradesh high court MS Liberhan’s daughter, Maloo Chahal.
SPS Tinna, a close aide of Punjab Congress president Sunil Jakhar, is also among the appointees. Tinna is also the former secretary of the Punjab and Haryana high court Bar Association.
A total of 27 law officers, including four additional advocates general, 11 deputy advocates general, and 13 assistant advocates general will be posted in Chandigarh whereas one will be posted as assistant advocate general in New Delhi.
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Anu Pal, former assistant advocate general in the high court, has been appointed as deputy advocate general. She is the younger sister of justice Lisa Gill of the Punjab and Haryana high court.
The Punjab government had appointed 121 law officers on 30 June 2017 after the Captain Amarinder Singh government took charge in March.
According a work assessment carried out by the state advocate general Atul Nanda, a total of 154 law officers were to be appointed, with these appointments, the total has gone up to 156. However, the government argued that it has brought down the number of law officers from 215 appointed during the previous SAD-BJP tenure.
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