Sana had claimed that he was seeking relief from the repeated summons issued by the CBI team probing corruption case against meat exporter Moin Qureshi which was headed by Asthana.
Justice Najmi Waziri asked Verma to go to CVC's office on Thursday after his counsel said that there are allegations of mala fide against him in Asthana's petition.
The CBI has registered a case against Rakesh Asthana on the basis of claims made by a businessman, Sathish Sana, probed by him in a separate case, that he was asked to pay a bribe of Rs 5 crore by an investment banker based in Dubai.
Deputy SP Ashwini Kumar Gupta has alleged that he was repatriated to his parent Intelligence Bureau (IB) cadre as he was investigating various corruption charges against CBI Special Director Rakesh Asthana
The Supreme Court ordered that the CVC report be given to Alok Verma in a sealed cover and asked him to respond to it by Monday.
Justice Najmi Waziri denied the relief to Prasad, saying the allegations against him were serious in nature and noted the CBI submission that the investigation is at a crucial stage.
The top court on Monday would also peruse the decisions taken by Rao from October 23, including transfer of investigations and change of investigating officers and may pass some appropriate orders on them.
The CBI also told the court that the probe against Asthana was at a nascent stage and several incriminating documents as well as the role of other persons was under investigation.
A Delhi court granted bail to CBI DSP Devender Kumar arrested in connection with Rakesh Asthana bribery case.
A special CBI court sent them to jail after the agency said both the accused were not required for further custodial interrogation.
Satish Sana, on whose complaint an FIR was registered against the CBI Special Director, had moved the apex court on Monday seeking police protection.
The Delhi High Court ordered the CBI to maintain status quo on proceedings against Rakesh Asthana till November 1.
The Supreme Court said that decisions taken by CBI interim chief M. Nageshwar Rao Rao since October 23 till date shall not be implemented.
Verma's petition is listed for hearing before a bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices S K Kaul and K M Joseph.
A news report claimed on Thursday that several crucial files, including the one related to the Rafale fighter jet deal, was under the consideration of Verma when the Centre in a mid-night order divested him of his powers.
The CBI spokesperson's response came after he was asked about the present status of Verma and Asthana in the CBI.
The Centre, the CVC and the DoPT intervened and decided to send the CBI Director and the Special Director on leave.
The identity of the suspects and their motive was yet to be ascertained but sources said they were caught snooping outside Verma's CBI House residence on Janpath.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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