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Paras Kuhad, Rakesh Khanna appointed ASG

ASG flurryASG flurryExclusive: Senior counsel Paras Kuhad, who founded Paras Kuhad & Associates, and senior counsel Rakesh Khanna have accepted appointments to become additional solicitor general (ASG) in the Supreme Court.

Kuhad, who has been arguing primarily in the Rajasthan high court, told Legally India today that the appointment was an opportunity to “serve the nation”.

Since his elevation to senior counsel last year, Kuhad had focused on his arguing practice over the Paras Kuhad & Associates law firm.

Khanna, who was first mooted for the ASG post in June when senior advocate Sidharth Luthra was made a new ASG, confirmed his appointment and added that the role was a great responsibility.

Kuhad was notified on Tuesday, 28 August, and Khanna received his letter today.

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Like +0 Object -0 ...- Nalsar 30 Aug 12, 14:43
Well done Paras sir. All the best for the new role.
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Like +0 Object -0 anon 30 Aug 12, 15:04
Mr. Kuhad's induction will be a great benefit to the State particularly in heavy commercial disputes. There is a lot to learn from his manner of dedicated preparations for arguments and his stylish presentations in court!
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Like +0 Object -0 Bella Madonna 30 Aug 12, 17:41
Well done! We need atleast 20-30 more ASGs. While we're at it, might as well add some Judges, Standing Counsels, Panel Counsels to the list as well.
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Like +1 Object -0 ... 30 Aug 12, 20:32
Wonder Mr. Kuhad would still appear independently?
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Like +4 Object -0 Rajesh Rathi 31 Aug 12, 10:47
My complaint against Mr Paras Kuhad and his partners / associates is pending before the Bar Council of India. The complaint relates to gross acts of professional misconducts by them which are morally and ethically shocking.
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Like +1 Object -0 xyz 31 Aug 12, 12:33
well deserving appointment! Mr. Kuhad is one of the best legal brains and a gem of a human being. The amount he has spent on charitable and philanthropic causes is also simply amazing! Yes, if you get him on your opposite side in court, you will know how small a lawyer you are! Tremendously well prepared and a never-conceding lawyer!
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Like +0 Object -0 guest 31 Aug 12, 15:06
Quoting Rajesh Rathi:
My complaint against Mr Paras Kuhad and his partners / associates is pending before the Bar Council of India. The complaint relates to gross acts of professional misconducts by them which are morally and ethically shocking.


Nobody is aware of this so-called complaint. This appears to be defamation and fiction against a great personality. Request LI to remove this post.
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Like +0 Object -0 Rajesh Rathi 31 Aug 12, 16:48
All these so called people who are praising Mr Paras Kuhad and his personality should give clear names along with their mail id. Writing Anonymous names with no identity looks like a PR job from Paras Kuhad and Associates office. Further may I know what happens to this law firm now that he as well his law firm cannot continue their private practise.....
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Like +0 Object -0 Rajesh Rathi 31 Aug 12, 16:56
And for those of you who don't know about this complaint, it is Revision Petition no 58 of 2011. You may kindly check with Bar Council of India the details of this complaint and the various kinds of professional misconduct listed in the said complaint along with detailed annexures.
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Like +0 Object -0 A 31 Aug 12, 19:41
Great news! With the induction of names like Paras Kuhad, luthra etc. it is a very strong team for the govt now... Exceptional stamina addition to commercial and criminal practice areas!
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Like +0 Object -0 Anon 01 Sep 12, 09:17
It's sad that the best lawyers turn down these appointments permitting the B grades to get such prestigious titles.
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Like +1 Object -0 Hgtyds 01 Sep 12, 21:56
rohington Nariman, chandiok, luthra, paras Kuhad, indira jaisingh, gaurav banerjee... Wow! Star-studded!!!
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Like +0 Object -0 Anon 01 Sep 12, 16:24
Mr Rathi,What is your EMAIL ID and Mobile for future contact ?
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Like +0 Object -0 Rajesh Rathi 01 Sep 12, 21:21
My mail id is and lets chat on mail first and then i can give u my cell nos.
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Like +0 Object -0 m gaur 07 Dec 12, 11:51
mr rathi plz giv us d link of that petition /complaint u have filed in BCI..i cud not find it
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Like +0 Object -0 Law 02 Sep 12, 05:51
but it will be tough for government officers to brief such a perfectionist ASG... Will get such bad dressing down if papers are missing or preparation is mediocre! wonder how they are daring to go inside chambers of a tough boss like Rohington. And now an ASG too who would demand standards of preparation to be sky high!! Govt guys better put their records straight...
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