Citrus Check Inns Limited is actually a new face of Royal Twinkle Star Club infamous for selling holiday packages on a monthly installment basis and promising huge returns on investments. SEBI had also received complaints against Citrus from several investors claiming that the directors of Royal Twinkle Star Club Ltd. were operating a Collective Investment Scheme (CIS) through Citrus.
In December 2018, capital markets regulator SEBI imposed a penalty of Rs. 50 lakh on Citrus Check Inns and its directors for not complying with its directives for prohibiting from raising funds from the public. Earlier this year, capital markets regulator SEBI decided to auction properties of Citrus Check Inns Ltd. to recover investors’ money worth thousands of crores which was illegally raised by the company.
The sale of properties will take place in various phases by e-auction. The assets and properties to go under the hammer included land parcels, office premises, shops, residential flats, plots & buildings located in Maharashtra, Goa, Gujarat, Daman, and Dadra, and Nagar Haveli. The money collected through e-auction will be used to refund investors’ money. More information regarding the initiation of the refund process will soon be made available to the public.