Justice Vazifdar takes over as Punjab and Haryana high court CJ


Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar, Punjab and Haryana governor Kaptan Singh Solanki during the swearing-in ceremony of chief justice SJ Vazifdar (right) in Chandigarh on Saturday. (Karun Sharma/HT Photo)

Acting chief justice of the Punjab and Haryana high court, Shiavax Jal Vazifdar, was on Saturday sworn in as 33rd chief justice of the high court.
He was administered oath of office by governor Kaptan Singh Solanki at the Haryana Raj Bhavan.
Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar, Punjab cabinet minister Adesh Pratap Kairon and chief secretaries of both the states were among those present on the occasion, besides the judges of the high court.
Justice Vazifdar was born on May 4, 1956 and completed school education in 1972 from Rishi Valley School, Bombay, and graduated from St. Xavier’s College, Bombay. He did LLB from Hinduja Law College, Bombay.
He got enrolled as an advocate on the rolls of the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa on October 17, 1980. He was sworn in as additional judge of the Bombay High Court on January 22, 2001.
He assumed charge as the acting chief justice of the Punjab and Haryana High Court on December 15, 2014 on transfer from the Bombay high court.




  • Piroja Homi Jokhi

    Congratulations! As a Zoroastrian, you will adhere to the principle of fair justice . Rules can be interpreted, bent and broken, but truth prevails. Listen to the voice of conscience and bring justice to the poor and the weak. Do not be influenced by the rich and mighty who get scotfree in spite of committing heinous crimes.

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