Authorities demolish PNB scam accused Nirav Modi’s bungalow using explosives

The demolition of Nirav Modi’s bungalow comes following a Bombay HC order

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Accused in the Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam, fugitive businessmen Nirav Modi’s ₹100 crore bungalow located in Maharashtra’s Alibaug was razed to the ground with the help of heavy explosives on Friday. 

The bungalow was demolished as it was illegally built and violated the Coastal Regulatory Zone (CRZ) rules along with the state regulations. 

The authorities informed that they had to carry out a controlled explosion while using dynamite sticks in order to speed up the process of razing the bungalow. The authorities were facing difficulty doing so because of the strong foundation of the structure. 

The property including a bungalow, driveway and a security gate expands to over an area of 3300 sq ft. The bungalow was declared illegal as it violated all environmental norms and the structure was located over 90 km from Mumbai at Kihim beach. 

Along with Nirav Modi’s bungalow, 58 other structures were also listed under the buildings which violated the environmental norms. The demolition of the bungalow owned by the fugitive businessmen was carried out following the Bombay High Court ruling. 

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Earlier in 2009, Shambhuraje Yuva Kranti – an NGO – filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) demanding action against illegal structures in violation including hotels, resorts, and bungalows.

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