The bench led by Justice Misra will hear the pleas seeking an investigation into the allegedly suspicious death of the CBI judge on January 22.
The development comes days after the four senior-most SC judges in a presser alleged that the CJI, who is the master of the roster, was arbitrarily assigning important cases to select benches headed by junior judges.
The case was earlier assigned to Justice Arun Mishra, the 10th most-senior judge of the Supreme Court.
Justice Loya, who had been hearing the Sohrabuddin Sheikh Encounter case, wherein BJP chief Amit Shah was a prime accused, died in alleged suspicious circumstances in 2014.
The Supreme Court on January 5 sought the CBI Judge B.H. Loya's postmortem report from Maharashtra government asserting that the "matter is very serious". (ANI)