Senior advocate Mahesh Jethmalani nominated to Rajya Sabha

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Monday, May 31, 2021, 11:52 PM IST
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Senior advocate Mahesh Jethmalani nominated to Rajya Sabha |

Senior advocate Mahesh Jethmalani was on Monday nominated to the Rajya Sabha by President Ram Nath Kovind.

He is a practitioner of criminal law, and is the son of the late ace criminal counsel and former union law minister Ram Jethmalani.

He has completed his Bachelor's degree from St Xavier's College in Mumbai and then a tripos in PPE (Politics, Philosophy & Economics) from Oxford University.

Jethmalani, who was designated 'Senior Advocate' in the year 2004, has appeared in several important cases before Bombay High Court and Supreme Court of India. He has represented the Birla family in the Priyamvada Birla case. He also appeared for Anil Ambani in the Reliance Case. He had conducted and had assisted in the trial of former Chief Minister of Maharashtra, A R Antulay and appeals. Other cases include the trial of Harshad Mehta in the Maruti Udyog Case, for Rajni Patil in the Prof. Vishram Patil murder case in which the brother of ex-President Pratibha Patil was a suspect.

Recently, he has been representing former Mumbai Police Commissioner Param Bir Singh and former State Intelligence Department (SID) chief Rashmi Shukla in their ongoing court battles against the Maha Vikas Aghadi (MVA) government.

For the uninitiated, the upper house of the Parliament has 12 members who are nominated by the President, and the rest of them represent various states and union territories.

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