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Another NLU first: NLS ‘97 grad Vikramjit Banerjee youngest new ASGs to SC with Aman Lekhi, Sandeep Sethi

Vikramjit Bannerjee adds to NLU accolades in the courts (Picture via Twitter)
Vikramjit Bannerjee adds to NLU accolades in the courts (Picture via Twitter)

NLSIU Bangalore 1997 graduate and Nagaland’s advocate general and senior counsel Vikramjit Banerjee, is the youngest in the batch of three new additional solicitors general (ASG) who has been appointed at the Supreme Court. He is also the first NLU graduate to make it to the post of ASG.

Senior advocates Aman Lekhi and Sandeep Sethi have also been appointed, reported Bar & Bench.

They will join five other lawyers who are currently ASG at the Supreme Court, according to the Express.

Banerjee made Nagaland’s AG in June 2015, and was designated a senior by the Gauhati high court in December 2016. He is a member of the BJP legal cell.

Banerjee had co-edited a book in 2008 titled The Truth About Teesta Setalvad. The book has received mixed reviews on Amazon, alternately praising it with five stars as a “very nicely written shady and propaganda links of Teesta..scamster” or with one star as “malicious propaganda”, that “is a work of fiction presented as researched evidence against India’s leading torch bearer of morality. The agenda is clear, to undermine the activist fighting against fascism at tremendous personal cost. The core ideology of those opposing this woman is that of a religious theocratic state. Worst propaganda of it's kind”.

CLC Delhi alumni Sethi and Lekhi are enrolled with the Delhi bar council in 1989 and were designated, respectively, in 2004 and 2005 by the Delhi high court.

The husband of BJP national spokesperson Meenakshi Lekhi, Lekhi's most famous appearances have been in the Supreme Court's coal scam cases, 2G case and Commonwealth Games scam case.

Sethi specialises in IPR, having co-founded Lall & Sethi with Chander Lall before becoming a senior advocate.

His more well-known appearances in the Delhi high court include for Republic TV vs Shashi Tharoor, and the WhatsApp privacy case.

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