New Delhi: Senior lawyer practising in Supreme Court and former Solicitor General of India Ranjit Kumar has been appointed as new amicus curiae in the case pertaining to reforms in the Sri Jagannath Temple, Puri.
While appointing him, the Supreme Court also asked senior advocate Priya Hingorani to assist the amicus curiae in the matter.
The fresh appointment was necessitated following resignation of Gopal Subramanium as the Amicus Curiae.
The apex court posted the next hearing to February 5.
Subramanium had stepped down from the post in December last year. In a letter to the apex court Registrar, Subramanium had stated that ‘due to certain unavoidable personal circumstances’ he would not able to continue as the Amicus Curiae in the matter.
On June 6 this year, the SC had appointed Gopal Subramanium in the matter concerning the reform measures in the centuries-old Srimandir.