I-T searches at Lilavati Hospital continue for second day
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Last Updated: Wednesday, April 13, 2011, 00:29
Mumbai: The I-T searches at the Lilavati Hospital, whose trustees are under the Income Tax Department's scanner for alleged financial irregularities, continued for the second day on Tuesday.

The department sleuths questioned the trustees of the multi-specialty hospital located in suburban Bandra and recorded their statements, I-T sources said.

The I-T Department yesterday conducted search and survey operations at the hospital and 28 other premises here in connection with alleged financial irregularities committed by its trustees and owners.

The operations come in the wake of a petition filed by Delhi resident Harsh Raghuvanshi seeking investigation into alleged siphoning of funds by hospital trustees Prabodh Mehta, Rashmi Mehta, Chetan Mehta and Bhavin Mehta.

It has been alleged that the Mehtas have siphoned out money from the hospital trust and deposited it in LGT bank, Germany and other tax havens abroad, including those in Mauritius, using hawala channels.

The department has said they will also question and conduct surveys on the sellers from whom medical equipment and medicines were bought.

The Supreme Court had last week issued notices to the Centre and RBI on a petition seeking probe into the alleged money laundering by Lilavati Hospital trustees.


First Published: Wednesday, April 13, 2011, 00:29

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