Black money: Lilavati says trustees not evading probe

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.

PTI



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

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