New Delhi, July 28: The Central Government on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that it will verify the reported statements made by the Lt Governor of Jammu and Kashmir and BJP leader Ram Madhav that 4G Internet service can be restored in the Union Territory.
The Solicitor General (SG) Tushar Mehta, after the hearing, sought more time to file a reply to the rejoinder affidavit filed by an NGO.
The Apex Court bench, headed by Justice N V Ramana was hearing the contempt petition filed by the NGO, Foundation for Media Professionals (FMP), seeking direction to take action against the officials concerned who is not implementing the Apex Court’s judgement.
The Apex Court had passed the verdict and asked the government to look into the issue and try to see it as to whether 4G can be restored or not.
A bench of the Apex Court, also comprising Justices R Subhash Reddy and B R Gavai adjourned the hearing for August 7, Friday, on the contempt petition filed by the NGO, Foundation for Media Professionals.
The Central government, during the course of the hearing today, through Videoconferencing, said, it needs to verify statements of the J&K LG favouring restoration of 4G services in the Union Territory.
After hearing this, the Apex Court fixed the contempt petition further hearing to August 07, Friday.
The Central government, on the other hand, had maintained that it is indeed complying the Apex Court’s earlier verdict in the case.