Niket Mehta approached the Charity Commission regarding the issue and a hearing is slated to be held on November 15.

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A senior trustee with Lilavati Hospital has written to Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavisand Mumbai Police Commissioner Datta Padsalgikar against co-trustees alleging a Rs 500 crores scam where the latter siphoned off money.

Fearing sale of the Bandra-based facility, Niket Mehta, the managing trustee of the hospital, claimed that it was necessary to issue an injunction against those who wish to sell the charitable hospital. In 2016, the Supreme Court had asked the hospital management to be vested back with the trustees from the interim board.

Outgoing chairman of the interim board, J N Patel, had handed over the charge to other trustees including, Prabodh Mehta, Chetan Mehta, Bhavin Mehta, Niket Mehta, Nanik Rupani, K K Modi and Rekha Sheth. Kishore Mehta and Charu Mehta are permanent trustees.

According to Niket Mehta, it has been six years since the Income Tax Department conducted searches in the hospital over alleged financial irregularities by its trustees.

Mehta claims there are a list of properties in Mumbai, Kolkata, Raigad, Delhi and Pune bought from money siphoned of from the Lilavati Hospital’s Trust Funds with the total cost amounting to Rs 500 crores.

He approached the Charity Commission regarding the issue and a hearing is slated to be held on November 15.

Responding to allegations, the Lilavati Kirtilal Mehta Medical Trust issued a statement saying: “An attempt of Mr Niket Mehta to make baseless allegations against trustees of Lilavati Kirtilal Mehta Medical trust is a desperate attempt to browbeat the trustees and threaten them not to take legal action against him for his illegal occupation of 12th floor in Lilavati hospital as his residential premises initiated by the trustees.”

The statement alleged that he had never contributed to the construction or running of hospitals.http://indianexpress.com/article/cities/mumbai/lilavati-hospitals-senior-trustee-alleges-rs-500-crore-scam-writes-to-cm-police-4920056/

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