It, however, decided to examine the Centre's challenge to May 25 High Court order on the jurisdiction of NCT government's anti-corruption branch (ACB) to arrest policemen.

The court, which noted that the AAP Government has filed a fresh petition in the High Court against the May 21 notification giving discretion to the Lieutenant Governor in appointing bureaucrats, directed the HC to hear it independently without being influenced by the observations made by the single judge on the notification.

The court sought response within three weeks from Delhi Government on Centre's plea seeking stay of the May 25 order and certain observations made by it against the Centre's May 21 notification.

"ACB police station shall not take any cognisance of the offences against officers, employees and functionaries of the Central Government," the notification had said.

A vacation bench comprising Justices A K Sikri and U U Lalit said it will consider the Centre's plea for stay after the reply is filed by the Delhi government in three weeks.

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