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Senior Advocate Shreehari Aney has been appointed as Maharashtra’s Advocate General. Aney will take over from Additional Solicitor General Anil Singh, who was temporarily performing the functions of the state government’s top legal advisor.
The Constitutional post of Advocate General of the state has been vacant for four months, since Sunil Manohar’s resignation in June this year. Senior lawyers, including former AG Darius Khambata, have been lamenting the long hiatus. Manohar had quit seven months into the job, citing personal reasons.
According to news reports, the decision was taken at a meeting of the state Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis.
Aney, who appears regularly at the Bombay High Court as well as the Supreme Court, is a graduate of ILS, Pune. He also holds a degree from Ness Wadia College of Commerce.
He was previously appearing as counsel for one of the intervenors supporting the state in the petition challenging the beef ban before the Bombay High Court.
HT to @JrCounsel for the update.