ISLAMABAD - The Supreme Court adjourned hearing for three weeks of the contempt of court notices served on the top officials of Ministry of Interior, Establishment Division and FIA after it was informed that an inquiry had been ordered into the issue of promotion of Ahmad Riaz Sheikh. A seven-member bench headed by Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chuadhry resumed hearing of a suo motu case regarding promotion of Ahmed Riaz Sheikh, a former FIA official. Qamar Zaman, Secretary Interior, apprised the bench that he had ordered an inquiry into the matter and sought some time in this regard. In reply to a question, he said that the senior staff members could be involved in the issue. Attorney General of Pakistan, Anwar Mansoor Khan on courts notice appeared and sought some time till final report of inquiry. He said that certain senior staff members of the ministry could be involved in the issue. The documents attached to the letters were missing, he added. How it was possible that a person convicted by a court had been promoted and nobody in the FIA knew about it, the court observed. Director General FIA Zafarullah admitted that he had been at fault, however, he had rectified it by undoing his earlier steps. The bench had issued show cause notices on top officials. On Tuesday, it termed the written replies of officials of the abovementioned institutions as unsatisfactory. The bench had taken suo motu notice against promotion of Ahmed Riaz Sheikh, former official of FIA, who was convicted by an accountability court in 2001 in a NAB reference.