The Supreme Court on Monday adjourned the hearing of a plea seeking a fresh investigation into Mahatma Gandhi’s assassination, ANI reported. The court-appointed amicus curiae Amrender Sharan has sought more time to reply.

The bench had brought in Sharan to examine whether there was any need to reopen the investigation, after hearing a plea filed by Mumbai-based Dr Pankaj Phadnis, who claimed that the investigation was “one of the biggest cover-ups in history”.

Meanwhile, the court received another plea from Tushar Gandhi, the great grandson of the Mahatma. He has opposed Phadnis’ petition and sought permission to intervene in the case.

The hearing has been adjourned for four weeks.

While appointing Sharan, the court had said that even though it did not find any material to reopen the case, its observations were not binding on the amicus curiae, who will make an impartial assessment.