The court, however, had said that the civil proceedings, pending before the same trial court in Bangalore, will go on.

The Supreme Court on Friday extended till June 16 its order staying the trial in a disproportionate assets case against Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa by a Bangalore court.

“Interim order to continue till next date of hearing. List the matter for final hearing on June 16,” a bench comprising justice J S Kehar and C Nagappan said.

The bench also asked the vigilance department of Tamil Nadu to file its response by next Friday.

The bench issued notice to Ms. Jayalalithaa on a separate petition by a DMK leader seeking to implead himself as a party to the plea filed by the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister before the apex court.

The counsel for the Tamil Nadu Chief Minister said that the claim petitions of five separate individuals, staking ownership right over certain property which has been listed as assets of Ms. Jayalalithaa, have been heard by the Bangalore trial court.

Earlier, the apex court had stayed the proceeding against AIADMK chief Jayalalithaa for ten days in the Bangalore trial court.

The court, however, had said that the civil proceedings, pending before the same trial court in Bangalore, will go on.

The civil proceedings relate to the plea of various companies alleging that some of the properties, shown as part of the disproportionate assets of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister, actually belonged to them.

The apex court had on May 13 said it was not inclined to stay the trial in the Bangalore court in the DA case against Ms. Jayalalithaa and others.

It, however, had allowed the Chief Minister to withdraw the plea and move the Karnataka High Court.

The Chief Minister had sought a stay on the trial till the lower court decides the plea of Lex Property Development (P) Ltd, a Chennai-based firm.