Amit Shah's lawyer Uday U Lalit elevated as Supreme Court judge after Gopal Subramanium's rejection

Senior lawyer Uday U Lalit, who represented Prime Minister Narendra Modi's close aide Amit Shah in two high profile criminal cases, is likely to be elevated as a Supreme Court judge after the government controversially rejected Gopal Subramanium last month. 

A Supreme Court panel led by the Chief Justice of India has recommended Lalit's name, along with three others, for the top court as reported by NDTV

Lalit represented Amit Shah in cases involving the fake encounter killing of Sohrabuddin Sheikh and Tulsiram Prajapati in Gujarat.

Amit Shah who was elevated as BJP's President and faces charges of murder and conspiracy in both cases.

Gopal Subramanium had accused the government of launching a negative campaign against him for displaying independence and integrity when he assisted the court in the Sohrabuddin case.  

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