BJP’s Uttar Pradesh MLA and former Enforcement Directorate officer Rajeshwar Singh on Friday appeared as an advocate earlier than the Supreme Court docket after he enrolled on the bar just lately.
Mr Singh, 49, appeared within the courtroom of Chief Justice of India N V Ramana as a counsel for a gaggle of scholars who had petitioned the courtroom towards a medical faculty, sources stated.
The bureaucrat who resigned and joined politics in March received the Sarojini Nagar meeting seat in Lucknow on a BJP ticket by a margin of over 56,000 votes.
The officer was granted VRS by the Union authorities solely a month forward of the polls whereas he was serving because the joint director of the Enforcement Directorate (ED) in Lucknow.
Sources stated Mr Singh enrolled as a lawyer within the Supreme Court docket in April and can be engaged on some Public Curiosity Litigations (PILs).
He accomplished his LLB in 2018 whereas working within the ED as its chief investigation officer within the cash laundering case linked to the 2G spectrum allocation alleged rip-off case and different probes.
Speaking to PTI, the MLA stated by working as a lawyer, he’ll be capable of assist individuals of his constituency.
“Now, I might be in a greater place to defend the rights of individuals of Sarojini Nagar. I can combat for justice as much as the very best courtroom for them,” he stated.
Mr Singh’s elder sister Abha Singh, a lawyer, additionally tweeted an image of her brother carrying black lawyer robes and standing exterior the steps of the Supreme Court docket in Delhi.
“Congratulations pricey brother @RajeshwarS73 on becoming a member of our #Authorized #fraternity. The individuals of this nation will now profit out of your authorized brilliance. Preserve shining!,” she stated.
Nr Singh started his civil service profession with the Uttar Pradesh Police the place he served for about 10 years and earned the moniker ‘encounter cop’ for endeavor some daring operations.
A BTech and PhD in police, human rights and social justice, Singh joined the ED in 2007 on deputation and labored there for 14 years.
He was completely absorbed into the ED cadre in 2014 and headed some high-profile investigations into the 2010 Commonwealth Video games, the cash laundering circumstances towards former Union finance minister P Chidambaram and his son Karti Chidambaram, Andhra Pradesh chief minister Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy and former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda, the Aircel-Maxis and VVIP choppers case.