Supreme Court Orders Status Quo on Parsi Lying In Hospital Case

The Supreme Court on Tuesday issued notice to all Trustees of Parsi Punchayat and managing of Parsi Lying-in Hospital and directed that there be status quo on its development after Punchayet chief Dinshaw Mehta and its trustee Armaity Tirandaz sought its intervention.

Mehta moved the SC to demand that a public notice be issued and the Parsi Lying-In hospital opposite Cathedral school in school in south Mumbai, be given to the highest bidder after calling for bids in transparent manner and to get a better offer than the one given by Krimson Developer.

Mehta’s main plea is that the hospital property , which is well over Rs 100 crore, is practically being gifted away in a “closed door” deal. On April 30, Bombay high court approved the consent terms between the trustees, managing committee and the developer Krimson over the lease.

On Tuesday , in the SC Mehta’s counsel, P Chidambaram and Shyam Diwan, said the agreement was fraudulent. Mehta’s case is that the managing committee members transposed themselves as trustees of the hospital whereas it is the BPP, which is the only trustee of the hospital.

The other side said that six out of seven BPP trustees had ratified the trusteeship of the managing committee members.

But Mehta said a fraud cannot be ratified. The SC gave time for replies to be filed by the managing committee members and placed it for hearing later.