The property was sold to Bharat Hotels Ltd for Rs 7.52 crore when Shourie was the minister in charge of disinvestment in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee-led NDA government at the Centre.
The court told Shourie to appear before it and furnish a personal bond and surety on October 15, the next date of hearing in the case.
The petition by former Union disinvestment minister Arun Shourie in the same case has been listed for hearing on Wednesday.
The cases have been registered against former Union minister Arun Shourie, ex-bureaucrat Pradeep Baijal, MD of Bharat Hotels Jyotsana Suri and two others.
The hotel was being run by the Lalit Suri group’s Bharat Hotels Ltd since its sale by the NDA government in 2002.
The court wants the hotel sale case to be reopened and has noted that the government-run hotel was sold at a huge loss to the exchequer under Arun Shourie's watch as Disinvestment Minister.
A bench headed by Justice Arun Mishra was informed by senior advocate Rajeev Dhavan, who was representing the petitioners, that they want to withdraw the plea as several petitions.
According to sources, a serious view has been taken of the 'wrongful' listing of the matter on August 10 before a bench of Justices DY Chandrachud and KM Joseph.
Apex court sources maintained that the plea should have been listed before the bench which is already seized of similar matters, in line with the established practice.
The top court is also scheduled to hear on August 4 another criminal contempt case against Bhushan which was initiated in 2009 over his alleged comments against former CJIs.
"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.
Shourie said that in just two days Prime Minister Modi completely overturned a process that was in progress for years.
Veteran journalist Kuldeep Nayyar urged journalists to rise to the occasion in this battle for independent media.