The sea-facing luxurious bungalow in Maharashtra’s Alibaug estimated to cost more than Rs. 100 crore,of fugitive billionaire Nirav Modi was demolished with huge amounts of explosives, today.
The controversial billionaire build the bungalow illegal,violating coastal regulation zone was demolished using explosives.
Raigad district collector Vijay Suryawanshi said the demolition was successful.Excavators were used to drill into the thick concrete pillars of the bungalow to make space for fixing the detonators. A technical team was then called in to install the explosives.
The bungalow was built partly as a ground-plus-one structure and has a driveway, high metal fencing and a huge security gate. It includes a swimming pool, resort-like slides and expensive fittings. Situated at Kihim beach, over 90 km from Mumbai, it was declared illegal along with 58 other structures that flouted all environmental norms.
The demolition was taken up following a Bombay High Court order on a public interest litigation (PIL) filed by non-profit Shamburaje Yuva Kranti in 2009, demanding action against illegal bungalows, hotels and resorts violating the high-tide and low-tide zones in tiny villages dotting the beaches of Raigad.
The main accused in the Punjab National Bank scam approached the high court to stop the demolition activities.