Sikh attorney appointed top prosecutor in New Jersey


NEW YORK: A Sikh-American attorney has been appointed as the top prosecutor in the most populous county in New Jersey, becoming the first South Asian to occupy the post in the state.

Gurbir Grewal, 42 was sworn in as acting Bergen county prosecutor on Monday.

A report in news website said Grewal, a former federal prosecutor, has fought major whitecollar crimes for the US attorney’s office and most recently served as chief of the economic crimes unit in Newark.

The report quoted Grewal as saying that he hopes to work to build on the reputation of his office and enhance it. He told the gathering at his swearing-in that he “cares deeply” about the county and is “deeply committed to public service.”


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