New Delhi: The Supreme Court denied relief to former Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu by refusing to stay the CBI probe into alleged disproportionate assets against him.

However, the SC granted him the freedom to approach the state High Court for modification or vacation of its interim order.

On Wednesday a three-judge bench of Justices Dalveer Bhandari, T S Thakur and Dipak Mishra, while declining to stay or grant status quo, requested the High Court to dispose off within 15 days the application, if any, moved by Naidu and others for modification the November 14 interim order of the high court.

The Andhra Pradesh High Court on a petition of Y S Vijayamma, widow of late Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y S Rajashekar Reddy had ordered for a CBI inquiry into the disproportionate assets case of the former Andhra Pradesh CM.

The counsel submitted that the direction by the High Court was in "violation" of the Apex Court's earlier rulings that no such order can be passed without giving an opportunity to the other side.

(JPN/ Bureau)