The message from "Ranga" is hilarious because it was clearly written by Manoj Benjamin. No lawsuits on file? There are SIX lawsuits on file against Royal Indian Raj at the Vancouver Law Courts dating from 2002 to 2007. Manoj Benjamin was bankrupt when he incorporated RIRIC in 1999, that's a fact. His father, Collins, fled Canada rather than face lawsuits from angry customers and investors in another failed company, Carriage Lane Fine Homes. All this has been properly verified and documented by Vancouver Sun columnist David Baines. The web site www.royalindiansham.com has documented every misrepresentation uttered by Manoj Benjamin, all of which were clearly intended to mislead investors into believing the company owned thousands of acres of land in India. Now that Manoj Benjamin has been exposed for what he is, a fraud and a scam artist, he wants everyone to believe he's working diligently on his customers' behalf. FRAUD! He has taken monies from customers, he has spent it on a lavish lifestyle and he will NEVER build anything in India. It is my belief he NEVER intended to build anything in India.
For 10 years, Manoj Benjamin and Royal Indian Raj have been all talk and no action. Ravi Benjamin likes to spout off about a $100 million lawsuit against me, but when he and Royal Indian Raj have to appear in court or produce documents, guess what? They're no-shows. My guess is Manoj and Ravi Benjamin simply don't have the guts to actually show themselves in court because they know what's in store. They're going to be exposed as the scam artists they are. They certainly don't want any judge questioning all the lies they have produced over the years.
So, my suggestion to Manoj Benjamin and Ravi Benjamin and Royal Indian Raj is simple. If you want to meet me in court, let's go right now. Tell your lawyers to stop delaying. We're ready to take you and your scam company on today. And tomorrow and the day after.
Of course, you won't. Because like all bullies, when you're faced with someone who isn't afraid of you, who laughs at you, you back down like the cowards you are.
By the way, I notice that you haven't responded to the recent ruling by the British Columbia Financial Institutions Commission, which has forced you to stop marketing Royal Garden Villas in British Columbia.
Care to respond, cowards?
To Manoj Benjamin:
Here are some corporate statements you have issued in the past.
1. In a June 2004 term sheet for investors, RIRIC states it owns 3, 000 acres of clear title, mortgage-free land outside Bangalore, India.
2. In an April 13, 2004 press release, RIRIC states its corporate land treasury consists of 13, 000 prime clear-titled acres in Bangalore and New Delhi alone.
3. In a September 27, 2004 article in the Business Standard, Manoj Benjamin describes Royal Garden City as the largest building project in Asia.
4. In an October 7, 2004 article in The Asian Pacific Post, Manoj Benjamin said that RIRIC will be listed on a European stock exchange in 2005.
5. In a September 2006 newsletter to shareholders and investors, Manoj Benjamin states “the firm is finalizing on an additional 10, 000 acres near the new (Bangalore) International Airport site.”
6. In an October 17, 2006 press release, RIRIC states that RGC Bangalore is a 3, 000 acre sub-city development situated between downtown Bangalore and the new Bangalore International Airport.
7. In a February 28, 2007 press release, RIRIC claims it will be launching its Royal Garden Villas and Resorts brand in Mumbai, Goa, Delhi, Chennai and Pune over the next 12-18 months and is investing an estimated $8-10 billion in the resort projects alone.
8. Manoj Benjamin is quoted in the Times of India on April 13, 2007 as saying, “We have acquired 3, 000 acres of land for Royal Garden City in Bangalore.”
9. In an April 11, 2008 invitation e-mailed to shareholders and investors, Manoj Benjamin states that construction has started on the “Jack Nicklaus Signature” Royal Indian Golf Club outside Bangalore.
10. RIRIC states in an April 14, 2008 press release that it is one of India's largest foreign direct investors in the real estate sector.
Anybody see a pattern here?
Well, the great scam artist, Manoj Benjamin, has crawled out of his Vancouver penthouse to speak. You can blame me for all your ills, Manoj, but your customers and investors see through you. They have read my web site (www.royalindiansham.com), they have read your own words, and they know you're a liar and a fraud.
Why don't you explain to your investors why in the 10 years since Royal Indian Raj was incorporated, you haven't returned one dime to a single investor?
Why don't you explain to your customers who have requested refunds why no money is forthcoming? Tell them the truth, Manoj. You and your brother and your father have spent all their money. Do you have anything to show for the $16 million you have taken from investors and customers? Any land ownership in India, aside from 17 acres? No, not a single acre.
Why don't you explain to your customers that instead of placing their monies in an escrow account, you simply spent it.
More importantly, why don't you explain to your customers that you could be granted government permission to bring bulldozers on the site tomorrow to start construction, and you couldn't. You have no money for construction and the only way forward is to scam more customers into handing over more hard-earned money to fund your "project."
It's curious, Manoj, that you haven't been able to refute a single claim on my web site. Your own words, your many, many lies, have come back to haunt you. Your failure to disclose your bankruptcy, your failure to disclose you and your father's involvement in another insolvent company, the dozens of lawsuits filed against your father, your lies to investors, it's all coming out now.
And the lies continue. Manoj, do you really think you're fooling anybody into believing Jack Nicklaus is still working with Royal Indian Raj?
I will continue working diligently to make EVERYONE aware of your history and your current scam. And I will work just as diligently with law enforcement officials to see you brought to justice.
Royal Indian Raj continues to mislead the public and misrepresent itself. At this point, no one should be surprised by their tactics for they are familiar to all. The Royal Garden Villas web site continues to promote a Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course, despite the fact that Jack Nicklaus withdrew from the project months and months ago. Royal Indian Raj even has the gall to claim that the Nicklaus-designed course is under construction! Of course, the same company claims to have offices in the UK and U.S. and everyone knows that's not true, so continuing to promote Jack Nicklaus as a partner is par for the course...