Justice Mishra reportedly grilled the soliciter general. He first asked the counsel to provide a reply from IIT Bombay within 30 minutes and then 15 minutes.
"I cannot in 15 minutes. Give me 24 hours. Nothing will change in 24 hours. Your lordship, please put yourself in my position," the Solicitor General said.
"Then we will issue contempt. Why did not you reply to the letter by IIT Bombay.
Why are you saving IIT Bombay?
No, you cannot do this. IIT Bombay are already in contempt and now they are backing out from assurances also," Justice Mishra said.
The Solicitor General had said that despite many letters, IIT Bombay had backed out of the project and that the government was in talks with IIT Delhi and National Environmental Engineering Research Institute (NEERI).
On July 14, IIT Bombay had written an email in which the institution stated that it would not be able to accept conditions laid down in the MoU.
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