Delhi High Court halts execution of government order on Bharti 3G pacts
Mar 18 2013 , New Delhi
Bharti Airtel had challenged in Delhi High Court a telecommunications ministry order asking it to stop providing 3G services in seven zones where it does not have its own airwaves and is offering the services through pacts with other carriers.
The telecommunications ministry had said such pacts were illegal and ordered Bharti to pay a penalty of $65 million.
The Delhi High Court also said Bharti would not immediately need to pay the penalty, according to the lawyers. It will hear the case next on May 8, one of the lawyers said.