Gowda and other BJP leader had appealed against the Karnataka High Court order that questioned raising of five storey building for commercial purpose against the lease agreement as well as the building plan.
The DMK leader is being investigated in connection with an FIR lodged in 2013 for allegedly installing more than 300 BSNL telephone lines, which were used commercially for his family-run Sun TV network, at his residence.
A bench of Justices T S Thakur and Kurian Joseph gave them six weeks to submit counter affidavits, spelling out their stand on the issues raised in the PIL filed by NGO Centre for Public Interest Litigation (CPIL).
Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi told the Bench led by Justice Dipak Misra that after the income tax inquiry against the former CJI and his family “yielded nothing”, there should not be a fresh probe by the CBI or any other agency.
The apex court had earlier questioned the Centre as to why it allowed two Italian marines, accused of shooting two Kerala fishermen, to be released when it has now opposed the release of a French woman.
The FIR was lodged against Hardik, 22, on October 18 under various provisions relating to the offence of sedition, abetment of an offence, spreading rumour or false statement and criminal intimidation.
"The book (is) to be considered in all its aspect as it contains matter which "promotes feelings of enmity and hatred between Hindus and Muslims in India." Therefore, the petitioner has violated the sections of IPC," the MHA said in its affidavit.