The City Civil court on Wednesday granted interim relief to the managing trustee of Lilavati Hospital who was dismissed by the joint Charity Commissioner.
Charu Mehta, one of the trustees of the hospital, had filed an application before the commissioner seeking dismissal of nine trustees, including the managing trustee and hospital’s president Vijay Mehta.
He has alleged misappropriation of Trust funds, breach of trust and neglect of duties.
The commissioner on September 25 dismissed Vijay. The application seeking removal of other trustees was rejected.
Vijay challenged the commissioner’s order in the city civil court and had said the order was liable to be set aside.
His counsel argued that Vijay was a trustee since 1990 and became a permanent trustee in 1995. He also argued that he was instrumental in bringing the hospital to its present eminent position since he was appointed as managing trustee in 2001.
However, Charu’s counsel argued that Vijay was found guilty of misappropriating and siphoning over Rs 30 crore belonging to the Trust. They also said Charu had filed a contempt petition against Vijay and the high court had issued a show cause notice, and that the City Civil Court did not have jurisdiction to grant interim relief.
City Civil Court, however, stayed the commissioner’s order till the appeal is disposed of.