Washington, March 12: A day after being asked to quit by US President Donald Trump's administration, Preet Bharara, a high-profile Indian-American federal prosecutor was sacked, report said. Bharara and 45 other federal prosecutors, who were appointed by former President Barack Obama, were told by Attorney General Jeff Sessions to submit their resignations. Preet prosecuted more than 100 finance executives for criminal activities like stock trading irregularities using insider information.
They included several Indians like Rajat Gupta, the former head of the consulting company McKinsey and a Goldman Sachs director, who served two years in jail for colluding with the Sri Lankan-American hedge fund operator Raj Rajaratnam in a stock market scam using insider information. Bharara could be reappointed, his inclusion in the list of all the other Obama appointees came as a surprise because after a meeting with Trump in November he told reporters that he had been asked to stay on as federal prosecutor or US district attorney.