The bench listed the matter for further hearing on March 7.
The high voltage drama playing out in Kolkata between Mamata Banerjee and a discredited CBI is nothing but political manoeuvring as both BJP and Trinamool Congress are out to score political points ahead of the general elections.
The government is understood to have put forth a few names of probable contenders who could be considered for appointment as the next CBI director.
The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) had directed Verma to take charge as director general of the Fire Services, Civil Defence and Home Guards on Thursday, the day of his superannuation.
The meeting, which was held at the prime minister's official residence, was attended by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and leader of the Congress in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge.
There are a host of names that are reportedly under deliberation and have the requisite credentials to be appointed to the top post in CBI.
The development comes days after Alok Verma was shunted out of the post of CBI director and appointed Director General of Fire Services, Civil Defence and Home Guards.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi heads the committee, in which the Chief Justice of India and the Leader of Congress in Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge are the other members.
He also demanded that the government come clean on the issues and make public the CVC report, Justice A K Patnaik's report and minutes of the January 10 meeting.
The news of Justice AK Sikri being given a plum posting broke days after he along with PM Narendra Modi voted to remove Alok Verma as the chief of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
The government is understood to have recommended Justice Sikri's name for the Commonwealth Secretariat Arbitral Tribunal (CSAT) late last year.
The move comes a day after Verma resigned from his position.
Verma, 61, was removed two days after he was reinstated by the Supreme Court and with barely a few weeks left for his tenure to end.
Kapil Sibal took the dig at the government while referring to the goings on in the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the country's premier investigating agency which he dubbed as a 'caged parrot'.
The move comes a day after Verma was removed from his post by a high powered committee.
Justice Najmi Waziri also refused to quash the FIR lodged against CBI Deputy Superintendent Devender Kumar and alleged middleman Manoj Prasad.
The government gave the charge of the agency to Additional Director Nageshwar Rao who was also incharge for 77 days when Verma and his deputy Asthana were on forced leave.
Rao was first given charge as interim Director after the government on October 23 sent Alok Verma on leave divesting him of his powers
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