The Supreme Court on Monday refused to interfere with a Bombay High Court order which had dismissed a plea by the Maharashtra government seeking the constitution of a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the case pertaining to former State Home Minister Anil Deshmukh (State of Maharashtra v. CBI)..The Bench of Justices Sanjay Kishan Kaul and MM Sundresh clarified that it "would not touch this matter.".The Maharashtra government had challenged summons issued by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to Chief Secretary Sitaram Kunte and State Director General of Police (DGP) Sanjay Pandey in connection with the case registered against Deshmukh..However, the High Court had dismissed this challenge also declined the prayer to constitute an SIT headed by a retired judge to probe the case instead of the CBI."Considering the totality of the circumstances including the conduct of Maharashtra government as noticed by the judicial orders and manifested from the record, the government is not entitled to any relief in this petition. There is no substance in the contention of the State that CBI is disentitled to carry out investigation in the matter. No case is made out for withdrawing the investigation from CBI and entrust it to SIT as prayed for," the Court said dismissing the plea..One of the other contentions raised by State before the High Court was that the issuing of summons to Kunte and Pandey, highest officers in the State, was a way to harass them.The High Court had, however, held that as officers of the State, Kunte and Pandey were "expected to co-operate with the investigation carried out by CBI pursuant to orders of this Court".The Bench reasoned that calling the officers to Delhi at an inconvenient time could not be termed as harassment or embarrassment and did not affect their duties."We fail to understand how requesting to participate in the investigation would amount to harassment of these two officers," the Bench had emphasized.