The Supreme Court on May 16 will hear the CBI's plea against the acquittal of three accused in the SNC Lavalin case, including Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan.

The High Court had acquitted CM Pinarayi Vijayan, former energy secretary K Mohanachandran and Joint Secretary A Francis who had involved in a conspiracy with the Lavalin company. A Division Bench comprising Justices NV Ramana and Abdul Nazir will consider the case.

The Court is considering this kind of a case for the first time since the notice was issued to the accused. The Court had asked them to file a reply in the CBI's plea. The Court will also hear the petitions of former officers who spoke against the High Court verdict on trial.

CBI filed a revision petition against the verdict of the release of all the accused by the Supreme Court to the High Court for the first time. The Supreme Court will decide whether Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will be arrested.