ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court (SC) on Monday cancelled notification issued by the government suspending Zafar Quershi, additional director-general of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), and directed him to retake charge of the investigations in multi-billion rupee land scam in the National Insurance Company Limited (NICL). The court also observed that there were reports of government meddling in the affairs of the judiciary and Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry directed Justice Ghulam Rabbani to conduct a probe into the allegations of government interference in the case. He will also look into the media campaign against the judiciary, the CJ said, referring to an ad run by various TV channels. The apex court also directed the government not to initiate any action whatsoever against Zafar Qureshi without prior permission of the court. A three-member Supreme Court bench comprising Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Tariq Parvez and Justice Amir Hani Muslim had reserved its judgment on the case on July 25. Justice Shakirullah Jan read out the ruling as the CJP was in Lahore for hearing another case. The court declared that the attorney general failed to submit prime ministers reaction on the issue. In its previous hearing, the court had asked for replies of prime minister, interior minister, interior secretary and establishment division secretary. But no response was received from them. On July 1, the court had ordered the federal government to take back notification regarding the suspension of Zafar Qureshi, and ordered him to resume investigations again. However, he was suspended again within 72 hours of his reinstatement 'for talking to media without departmental authorisation.