J&K Advocate General resigns

Jammu: Jammu and Kashmir Advocate General, Jahangir Iqbal Ganai today resigned from his post after being asked by Government to do so.

“Immediately on the instructions (from the Governor), I resigned and choose not to continue despite request made to do so later”, Jehangir told PTI.

“Yesterday I was asked to resign by 11 AM today and I have sent my resignation to authorities at 10.45 AM,” he said adding “if there is no trust in Advocate General, there is no fun in continuing”.

“Though Chief Secretary called and impressed upon me to continue, I politely said No. The Commissioner Secretary Law also called back at 12.30 PM for continuation, I said no”, he said.

Jahangir maintained that he continued after the government ceased to exist because he wanted to ensure that the policy decision taken by the visionary leader and former Chief Minister Mufti Mohmmad Sayeed are defended before the Court.

The Governor N N Vohra administration has asked all political appointees to tender resignation.

Jahangir spent few minutes in his office before he resigned from the post and left in his private car.

He was the youngest lawyer to hold such a position in Jammu and Kashmir, so far.

Jammu and Kashmir is under Governor’s rule since January 9, two days after Mufti Sayeed breathed his last in AIIMS, New Delhi.