Maharashtra government has appointed Shreehari Aney as the Advocate General (AG) of the state as per provisions of Article 165 of Constitution.
He will succeed Sunil Manohar who had resigned in June 2015, seven months after he took over the constitutional post citing personal reasons.
About Shreehari Aney
- He was born in Pune, Maharshtra in 1950. He had studied law at Indian Law Society’s law school in Pune.
- Earlier he has appeared in several high-profile cases of government including the Adarsh housing society scam and Maharashtra Sadan controversy.
- In addition, he was also counsel for the state government in the ongoing legal tussle over the “chikki controversy.
- He was also a member of the Maharashtra Law Commission and has been practising law as a senior counsel for over 2 decades.
Article 165: Advocate General (AG) for the state
He is person who is qualified to be appointed as a Judge of a High Court. He holds office during the pleasure of the Governor of state.
His duty is to give advice to state government on legal matters and perform duties of legal character assigned by Governor.