Virender Singh, former Chief Justice of the Jharkhand High Court, has been appointed as chairperson of the Principal Bench of the Armed Forces Tribunal (AFT), New Delhi. As of now, only 07 out of the total 17 benches of the AFT are functional across the country.
Justice Virender Singh is based in Chandigarh and had been a judge of the Punjab and Haryana High Court from July 2002 to April 2007. Thereafter, he was transferred to J&K HC. Later, he took over as the Chief Justice of Jharkhand HC in November 2014 and retired from the post in October last year.