Originally, when the petition came up in 2018, the High Court had transferred the case to the CBI for further probe.
However, Palaniswami moved the Supreme Court, which in August this year set aside the order transferring the matter to the CBI and reverted it to the High Court again for fresh hearing.
Today, Bharathi’s senior counsel told the bench the petitioner wanted to withdraw the petition since the preliminary inquiry report was with the government.
However, the counsel for Palaniswami opposed the move.
State Public Prosecutor Hasan Mohammed Jinnah told the bench that since the report was ready, the Directorate of Vigilance and Anti Corruption could proceed with the investigation.
Without passing any interim order today, the bench adjourned the matter till September 26.