A three-judge bench of the apex court, headed by Chief Justice of India (CJI) Sharad Arvind Bobde, deferred the hearing for two weeks.
The top court had on November 6 issued a show cause notice to Vilas Athawale, asking him to explain as to why contempt proceedings be not initiated against him.
SC trashes sacked BSF jawan's plea against rejection of nomination papers to contest polls against PM
On May 1 last year, the returning officer had rejected the nomination papers of Tej Bahadur, a Samajwadi Party (SP) candidate, who was dismissed from the Border Security Force (BSF) in 2017.
The situation is likely to worsen in December and all states have to be ready to "combat" it, the top court said while expressing concern over the spurt in coronavirus cases across the country.
Sukesh Chandrashekar's lawyer Mukul Rohatgi told the benchthat the accused be granted interim bail to enable him to attend the last rites of hsi father.
The Delhi High Court had, on October 23, granting bail to Khan and noted the police has failed to give any evidence that he was directly involved in the protest against Citizenship Amendment Act.
The Maharashtra government had earlier informed the apex court that all guilty police officials have been punished or suspended from services.
A bench comprising Justices L Nageswara Rao, Hemant Gupta and Ajay Rastogi also directed the Tamil Nadu government to provide police escort to Perarivalan.
The bench said that all efforts shall be made by the Centre and the states to mitigate the situation and to deal with the rising number of COVID-19 cases.
An apex court official said that Rajendra Rawat, who died on Saturday, was with the SC's administration department and had tested positive for COVID-19 five days back.
The apex court observed that the high court was "manifestly in error" in rejecting the revision in default and it ought to have appointed another lawyer as amicus curiae to assist it in the matter.
The government’s decision came in the wake of the concern expressed by students and parents over the almost three-fold hike in the annual tuition fees from that of last year.
Supreme Court Judge Justice Kant inaugurated the commission online and said in a statement that justice to victims of the riot was the need of the hour.
A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde was critical of some media reports of November 16 and termed them 'unfair', observing that they said that the apex court denied relief to the journalist.
The top law officer had last week granted consent for initiation of contempt proceedings against Kamra for his earlier tweets which allegedly criticised the apex court.