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Fresh FIR in Lilavati trustee assault case

mumbai Updated: Sep 04, 2010 02:46 IST
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The dispute between the Mehta family over control of the Lilavati Kirtilal Mehta Medical Trust, which runs the multi-specialty Lilavati hospital at Bandra continues.

A second FIR has been lodged against Chetan Mehta, for assaulting his 68-year-old aunt, Charu Mehta, who is permanent trustee of the trust.

Chetan is the son of the permanent trustee, Vijay Mehta, who died recently.

In the ongoing battle, Bhavin Mehta, the son of Rashmi Mehta and grandson of settler of the Trust, Kirtilal Mehta, was made permanent trustee after the death of Vijay.

Charu has challenged the appointment of Bhavin as permanent trustee.

On August 18, when Charu attended the Board of Trustees’ meeting along with her husband Kishor (73) and son Prashant, they were allegedly stopped by Chetan and Rashmi.

Charu has lodged a complaint with the Gamdevi police station for the assault.

“On entering the premises, Prashant and his parents were appalled to see goons who pushed and manhandled them,” said Charu’s press statement.

They have also alleged that the notice and agenda of the meeting given to Charu were different from the one that was circulated to the other trustees.

The draft minutes of the meeting resolving to declare Bhavin Mehta as a permenant trustee were already ready, alleges the statement.

In reply to this, a statement was issued by spokesperson of the Lilavati Hospital Trust, on behalf of the trustees, saying that Prashant and Kishor were trying to gate crash the Board meeting.

“To prevent this, security and the police tried to restrain them. The allegations of intimidation and assault are thus false. The video footage clearly shows that the allegation of assault is false,” says the statement.