Its not just the authenticity of the disputed documents concerning Lilavati Hospital Trust that has to be verified by the police, but also the allegations leveled by the disputing families following yet another petition filed in the Bombay High Court.
Charu Mehta, wife of Kishore Mehta and permanent trustee of the hospital, had approached the HC September alleging that she and her family faced threat from her brother-in-law Vijay Mehta (CEO of the trust) and seeking police protection.
The Mehta family is embroiled in a bitter legal dispute for control of one of the city's premier hospitals. The trust was started by patriarch Kirtilal Mehta in 1978.
Charu has alleged in her petition that she had written three letters to the police in the month of September explaining the threat to her life in order to take over the hospital trust, however, there has been no follow up on the same.
One Dr Gupta, later identified as Dr Jolly Bansal from Delhi had called Charu informing her that he was hired to falsely implicate her in Neurotic Drugs and Psychotherapic Substances Act or in a murder case, states her petition. "Alternatively, they had conspired to either eliminate her or cause serious harm so that they would have free hand in siphoning off crores of rupees from the trust," further alleges her petition.
A division bench of the Bombay High Court recently directed the police to inquire into the allegations and submit a report. The police is likely to submit the report on November 14.