An upset Supreme Court on Tuesday adjourned a hearing on ousted CBI director Alok Verma petition, reportedly after a media report related to the case. The Central Vigilance Commission had last week submitted its report on allegations against Verma in a sealed cover.

“None of you deserve a hearing,” said Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi minutes after the hearing on Alok Verma petition started. The case will be taken up next week on November 29.

Adjourning the case, the CJI also handed over a copy of the news report to Verma lawyer, Fali S Nariman. “We are giving you this copy as a senior and respected member of the bar and not as Verma lawyer,” Chief Justice Gogoi said.

The Supreme Court had earlier refused to give Rakesh Asthana a copy of the CVC report on November 16. “The report filed by the Central Vigilance Commission is exhaustive and it is complimentary on some charges. If required, there can be a further probe into the matter.”

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