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Vijay Shankar appointed as new Karnataka AG

Last Updated: Saturday, February 11, 2012 - 16:11

Bangalore: Karnataka Governor H R Bhardwaj
has appointed S Vijay Shankar as the new Advocate General of
the state.

Bhardwaj issued an order in this regard late last night
following a recommendation by Chief Minister D V Sadanada
Gowda, a Raj Bhavan release said.

Shankar`s appointment was necessitated after B V Acharya
resigned on Thursday as Advocate General citing alleged
pressure from the state government to relinquish his
assignment as Special Public Prosecutor in the
disproportionate assets case against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister
J Jayalalithaa.

Shankar, son of former Karnataka High Court Chief Justice
M Sadasivayya, had earlier also served as Advocate General
from June 1996 to October 1999.

Shankar represented Karnataka in the Supreme Court, River
Water Dispute Tribunals and other important legal assignments,
the release said.


First Published: Saturday, February 11, 2012 - 16:11

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