Black money: Lilavati says trustees not evading probe
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Last Updated: Friday, April 29, 2011, 00:42
Mumbai: Lilavati Hospital, raided by Income Tax recently, on Thursday described as "incorrect" media reports that some of its trustees had fled the country despite summons from the investigating agency.

The IT had raided the hospital and other premises in the city after Supreme Court issued notices to investigating agencies and the Centre to probe alleged money laundering by the trustees.

"All the four trustees are Non Resident Indians and are not evading any investigating agency in India," Dr Sudhir Dagaonkar, Director Administration and official spokesman of the hospital, said in a statement here.

No agency, including Income tax, has issued summons to Prabodh Mehta, Rashmi Mehta, Chetan Mehta and Bhavin Mehta, it said.

Also, there is no bar on these four trustees from leaving India or staying out of India. Prabodh resides in Dubai while Rashmi, Bhavin and Chetan reside in Antwerp, Belgium along with their respective families, the hospital spokesman said.

They are in diamond business and have worldwide operations in India, Belgium and the Middle East. For these reasons, it is normal and usual for them to travel frequently in and out of India, Dr Dagaonkar said.


First Published: Friday, April 29, 2011, 00:42

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