Maharashtra law officer resigns

January 19th, 2012 - 12:37 am ICT by IANS  

Mumbai, Jan 18 (IANS) Expressing his desire to “move on”, Maharashtra Advocate General Ravi Kadam has tendered his resignation, officials revealed Wednesday.

Kadam, who has been the advocate-general for almost seven years, dispatched his “friendly resignation” to Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan Tuesday evening. By late evening Tuesday, he surrendered his official vehicle and vacated his office in the Bombay High Court.

In his letter, Kadam said he had been an advocate-general since 2005, and during his tenure he has enjoyed unstinted cooperation and confidence of the government. However, he said he now believes it is time to move on.

Kadam, 53, in his resignation letter said that he had first expressed his desire to resign in September last year and again in November. He wrote that he wished to “move on for personal reasons”.

However, both the times Chavan had asked him to wait and hence he had deferred his resignation. Kadam has held the position over the past seven years, during the tenure of three different chief ministers.

During his stint, Kadam has represented the state for enhancing the punishment for Alistair Pereira who was convicted of running over seven people. He has also represented the state and against a challenge to Chavan’s election to a legislative council seat.

He also defended former top cop A.N. Roy’s appointment as the state police chief.

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