Mumbai: The Bombay High Court has granted anticipatory bail to Chetan Mehta, Trustee of Lilavati Hospital, in a case of alleged assault and asked him to seek leave of sessions court in case he wanted to travel abroad.
The bail was granted by Justice RC Chavan on September 6 on a plea made by Chetan`s lawyer Satish Maneshinde.
Chetan sought bail as apprehended arrest in a case of alleged assault on his relative and Managing Trustee of the Hospital Niket Mehta.
Niket had filed a complaint with Bandra police alleging that he was assaulted by some persons allegedly at the instance of Chetan.
Members of Mehta family are locked in a legal battle over control of the Rs 700 crore Lilavati hospital here.
Hearing Chetan`s plea, Principal Judge of Sessions Court M L Tahaliyani yesterday allowed him to travel abroad for six months but asked him to intimate the Bandra police.
Earlier, a sessions court had passed an order directing police not to arrest Chetan in the case unless he was given 72 hours notice.
Chetan`s relative Prashant Mehta moved the High Court seeking cancellation of Chetan`s bail. He said a sessions court cannot pass an order directing police not to arrest Chetan and that it can either give bail or refuse to grant it.
The High Court, however modified the sessions court order and granted bail to Chetan asking him to seek permission of sessions court in case he wanted to travel abroad.