Kochi: The Kerala High Court has lambasted the Attorney General’s Office saying that it would be better to close it down if it finds itself incapable of handling the cases of the government.
Showering harsh words on the AG’s office’s failure in handling the cases of the administration, Justice Alexander Thomas said it would serve right if a close down happens.
Even after having as many as 120 counsels operating out of the AG’s office, the government finds it tough to pursue its cases. Pointing out that most of the lawyers happen to be nominees of business groups and liquor barons, Justice Thomas said the government could knock at the doors of private lawyers.
Opining that the only instance where the AG’s office has shown commitment in recent times is the solar case, Justice Thomas advised the Attorney General’s office to learn from the manner in which the Tamil Nadu counterpart functions and try to emulate it.