New Delhi, Sept. 23 -- New DelhiThe 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 during the stay in deciding the plea against the FIR.

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