An Apex Court bench of Chief Justice P Sathasivam and Justice Ranjana Prakash Desai stayed the High Court order after a 19-minute-long hearing at the former's residence on Saturday evening.

The order came after Attorney General GE Vahanvati mentioned the petition by the Ministry Of Personnel And Training, the CBI's administrative ministry.

The government on Saturday morning filed a petition challenging the Gauhati High Court order and seeking an ex-parte stay.

The government sought an urgent hearing of the matter and while staying the High Court order, the Apex Court issued notice to Narendra Kumar on whose petition the high court had pronounced its verdict.

The notice has also gone to the home ministry and the CBI. The next hearing is scheduled for December 6.

(Agencies)

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