Gujarat: FIR registered in Lilavati Trust’s jewelery theft case worth Rs 45 crore

Ahmedabad, Oct 31 (PTI) An FIR has been registered against 13 people in connection with the alleged theft of valuables, including diamonds and jewelery worth Rs 45 crore, from a safe at the Lilavati Hospital run by the trust in Palanpur town of Gujarat’s Banaskantha district. Is. Officials gave this information on Sunday.

The stolen valuables belonged to the Lilavati Kirtilal Mehta Medical Trust which runs and manages the Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai.

According to complainant Prashant Mehta, other accused persons including his uncles had conspired with each other to carry out the theft of valuables kept in the safe in the hospital building in Palanpur city on January 31, 2019.

Complainant Prashant Mehta is the son of permanent trustee Kishore Mehta and grandson of Kirtilal Mehta, who founded the trust.

Prashant Mehta, who claims to be a ‘genuine’ trustee, had moved the court after the police initially refused to register an FIR. Finally an FIR was registered on the directions of the court in Palanpur on Saturday afternoon.

According to a police official, an FIR has been registered at Palanpur East police station against the accused under sections 380 (theft in the house), 406 (punishment for criminal breach of trust), and 120B (criminal conspiracy) of the Indian Penal Code.

According to Prashant Mehta, the accused persons, who are no longer trustees, conspired with each other to break the security vault and fled with the valuables.

According to the FIR, the stolen valuables included 3.5 kg gold jewellery, 8.5 carat diamonds of the Maharaja of Baroda, silver plates, a throne, a ring and gold and silver jewelery among others, the police official said. Whose price is being told around 40 to 45 crores.


Leave a Comment