Rabbi Joseph Kantor has filed an affidavit opposing induction of the paternal and maternal grandparents of Moshe, whose parents rabbi Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg, were killed during 26/11 terror attacks at Nariman House.
Kantor claims that he was appointed by the New York-headquartered Chabad Lubavitch as its official “responsible for the rebuilding effort in Mumbai”.
Kantor filed an affidavit responding to an application filed by Eliran Russo, constituted attorney of rabbi Nachman and Freida Holtzberg, Moshe’s grandparents.
Russo had filed a change report [an application made before charity commissioner seeking to add or delete name/s of trustee/s] stating that Nachman Holtzberg, Moshe’s maternal grandfather Rosenb-erg and one Moses Samson should be incorporated as trustees.
His counsels Ashish Ved and Manoj Jaiswal informed the charity commissioner that they would file a rejoinder affidavit.
Kantor’s affidavit states that Gavriel had inducted him and Shailesh Dalvi, an advocate with law firm Mulla and Mulla, as trustees in February 2006. Hence, only they have the right to file a change report.
Dalvi too filed a change report seeking to induct Moshe Dov Gansborg and Joel Kurulkar as trustees. Russo opposed this change report stating that Dalvi is not Jewish and hence cannot file one.
Assistant charity commissioner BS Kharade has posted the matter for hearing on December 21.