Additional district and sessions judge Najar Singh on Friday adjourned to November 1 the hearing of appeals challenging the order declaring erstwhile Maharaja of Faridkot Sir Harinder Singh Brar's will, which made the Maharwal Khewaji Trust caretaker of his property, as forged.
On July 25, chief judicial magistrate (CJM) Rajnish Kumar Sharma had nullified the will authorising the trust as caretaker of the Maharaja's property, paving the way for the latter's daughters Amrit Kaur and Deepinder Kaur to inherit his Rs. 20,000-crore property.
There are four appeals before the court: one filed by the trust, two by Amaninder Singh Brar, grandson of Maharaja's younger brother Kanwar Manjitinder Singh, and another by Amrit Kaur.
Sir Harinder Singh had died in 1989, while Manjitinder Singh passed away in 1999.
The court, while adjourning the hearing of the appeals, extended the stay on the operation of the CJM's July 25 order. Thus, the trust would continue to manage the Maharaja's property till November 1, when the case will come up for hearing. The court also allowed the trust to withdraw Rs. 50 lakh from bank accounts to meet its expenses, for which it would have to submit details to the court.