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Family members have earlier written to Union ministers Rajnath Singh and Dharmendra Pradhan requesting for a CBI inquiry.
Judicial Magistrate (First Class) S M A Sayyad granted bail to Amit Degvekar, Amol Kale and Rajesh Bangera, currently in judicial custody in connection with journalist Gauri Lankesh murder case.
In August this year, the CBI established a link between the murders of Lankesh and Dabholkar after it recovered the pistol used for killing Gauri Lankesh.
"The judgment does not even address the documented facts stated in our petition or even deal with our main prayer seeking an investigation," said Sinha, Shourie and Bhushan said in a statement.
Justice Najmi Waziri also sought reply of Asthana, CBI Director Alok Verma and Joint Director A K Sharma on the plea of Sana requesting him to be impleaded as a party in Asthana's petition.
The probe agency sought nine days further remand of Michel for his custodial interrogation saying he was not cooperating in the investigation of the case.
CBI's Joint Director S Sai Manohar will take the place of Special Director Rakesh Asthana, who had been attending the trial till now.
The FIRs were filed against the personnel of the Central Reserve Police Force, Assam Rifles and the Manipur Police.
One of the grounds taken by Rakesh Asthana in his plea seeking quashing of the FIR was that no prior approval of the central government was taken before it was registered.
Senior Congress leader and Lok Sabha MP Mallikarjun Kharge's lawyer told the apex court that the Centre could have come to the Parliamentary Selection Committee on the allegations against Verma.
High Court criminal lawyers such as Vemulapati Pattabhi and others, who have been closely following the case, suggest that the CBI pick up the thread left by the SIT.
A proposal for the Rs 3,600 crore helicopter deal to ferry VVIPs was initiated in 1999 to find an alternative to the IAF flying horses of Soviet-era -- Mi-8s.
Attorney General K K Venugopal told a bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi that the Centre’s main aim was to see that the confidence of the public in the premier institution was restored.
Petitioners’ counsel DV Rao told the court that the CBI was constituted under the Delhi Special Police Establishment, and hence the ‘general consent’ should not be withdrawn.
As many as 38 people were named accused when this case went to trial.