New Delhi, Sept. 23 -- The Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to interfere with an order by the Chhattisgarh high court staying investigation against former Chhattisgarh chief minister Raman Singh and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Sambit Patra in the alleged "toolkit" case but told the high court not to be influenced by the observations made in the FIR in deciding the petitions.

The Chhattisgarh government moved a petition against the June 11 interim order passed by a single judge of the Chhattisgarh high court that said that the FIR against Singh and Patra, among others, was politically motivated, borne out of political grudge and rivalry, and none of the offences contained in the FIR were made out. The high court order came...