The Supreme Court on Monday refused to vacate the interim stay on the CBI's investigation into the disproportionate assets case against Karnataka Deputy chief minister D.K. Shivakumar.
A bench of Justices Aniruddha Bose and Bela M Trivedi issued notice to Shivakumar on a plea of the CBI challenging the June 12 order of the Karnataka High Court.
The stay has resulted in halt of further investigation by the the central agency.
Additional Solicitor General SV Raju said 90 per cent of the CBI's investigation is over but it is not proceeding further due to the interim stay order of the high court.
He urged the bench to stay the impugned order to which the bench said it cannot grant ex-parte stay. The top court sought Shivakumar's response by November 7.