Adv. D S Patwalia New Advocate General of Punjab
- (Chd,Pb) Adv. D S Patwalia New Advocate General of Punjab
Punjab Congress chief Navjot Singh Sidhu is leant to have been pushing for his appointment.
Patwalia was appointed as the state’s top law officer days after the resignation of senior advocate A P S Deol was accepted by the Punjab cabinet.
Patwalia’s name had earlier also come up when Charanjit Singh Channi took over the chief minister in September.
Sidhu strongly opposed the appointment of Deol, who had represented former Punjab DGP Sumedh Singh Saini in cases related to the 2015 police firing incidents after the desecration of a religious text.
Sidhu had even stepped down as the Punjab Congress chief over the appointments of Deol and Iqbal Preet Singh Sahota as the director general of police.