Bank of Maldives (BML) has announced that it will be auctioning off the mortgaged land Araaroot Villa in Maafannu ward – a property owned by former Defence Minister Tholhath Ibrahim Kaleyfaan, and his brothers Ahmed Hashim, Mohamed Habeeb and Abdulla Shah Ibrahim Kaleyfaan.
The Bank stated that the property has been put up for sale due to the failure of Tholhath and his brother to pay back a loan of 6.6 million rufiya (USD 427740) taken from the bank.
The Civil Court ruled in September that BML can sell the mortgaged property if the loan is not paid back in a period of three months.
According to BML, proposals to purchase the property must be submitted before 1330hrs on January 5, 2014. The highest bidder, on condition that the price stays constant for 5 consecutive days of bidding, will then be given a period of 10 days to complete the payment.
Should the highest bidder fail to pay in the given period, BML has the authority to either rebid the property or sell it to the second highest bidder.