MUMBAI (Reuters) - The Bombay High Court has asked the government to not take any coercive action against Idea Cellular Ltd
Idea, the country's No.3 mobile phone carrier by revenue, had appealed the order after the telecommunications ministry sent notices to carriers asking them to pay the surcharges.
The government is imposing the surcharges totalling more than $4 billion on long-established carriers including Bharti Airtel Ltd
But carriers have challenged the move saying it violates the conditions of their licence agreements with the government.
(Reporting by Aradhana Aravindan; Editing by Gopakumar Warrier)