Lenders lower Kingfisher Villa price by 5%; auction on Dec 22

PTI Mumbai | Updated on January 16, 2018 Published on December 05, 2016



SBICap Trustee, which is auctioning the property, said the reserve price for the property has been kept at Rs 81 cr.

Lenders to the defunct Kingfisher Airlines have decided to again put up for auction on December 22 the plush sea-facing Kingfisher Villa at Condolim in north Goa at a marginal discount of 5 per cent to the last reserve price.

The lenders have set the reserve price at Rs 81 crore this time compared to Rs 85.29 crore at the first auction of the property on October 19.

SBICap Trustee, which is auctioning the property, today said the reserve price for the property has been kept at Rs 81 crore and it would be put on sale on December 22.

The villa was once used by Vijay Mallya to host lavish parties.

After failed attempts to attract buyers in the first auction for different movable and immovable properties of the liquor baron Mallya, like Kingfisher House and various trademarks of the airlines, the lenders have reduced the reserve price by 10 per cent each.

The luxury jet once owned by Mallya failed to get even one-tenth of the reserve price event at the third auctions last week.

In the first attempt to sell the airline’s erstwhile headquarters Kingfisher House in the city in March this year, the lenders had kept the reserve price at Rs 150 core but reduced it by 10 per cent to Rs 135 crore in the second auction later in August, which also failed.

For the third time, lenders had put on block the Kingfisher House on December 19, with a reserve price 15 per cent lower at Rs 115 crore from the second auction in August.

In the two failed attempts to sell the long-grounded Kingfisher Airline’s brands and trademarks this year, the reserve price was lowered from Rs 366.70 crore to Rs 330.03 crore. However, it also could not attract any bidders.

The lenders are once again auctioning the movable properties — 10 cars ranging from Toyota Innova, Honda City, Honda Civic and Toyota Camry, among others, worth Rs 15.72 lakh. These cars would be auctioned on an individual basis on January 5, 2017.

Mallya owes over Rs 9,000 crore to lenders like SBI, PNB, IDBI Bank, BoB, Allahabad Bank, Federal Bank and Axis Bank, among others. He had left the country on March 3 this year and is currently said to be in Britain.

Last month, the CBI had initiated an extradition request to bring back Mallya from the United Kingdom through a Special Court in Mumbai.

The investigative agencies secured a non-bailable warrant against Mallya, following it with an extradition request from a London special court.

Published on December 05, 2016
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