Fugitive jeweller Nirav Modi’s bungalow in Alibaug to be razed; State informs Bombay HC

The bench took note of the state’s submissions and scheduled the matter for further hearing on December 20

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On Thursday, the state government told Bombay High Court that it had ordered demolition of fugitive jeweller Nirav Modi’s illegal bungalow built along the beach at Alibaug in adjoining Raigad district.

The state filed an affidavit in the court stating that orders to demolish Modi’s illegal bungalow has been issued. It also said that 58 other properties were served with the demolition notice on December 4, and their owners have been asked to raze all illegal structures within a week.

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In the affidavit, the state mentioned that the owners of around 61 such illegal private structures had managed to get stay orders on demolition from local civil courts. However, it was planning to initiate legal action to get the stay orders lifted, the government submitted.

The bench took note of the state’s submissions and scheduled the matter for further hearing on December 20. 

A senior official told PTI on Thursday night that orders have been conveyed to the Raigad sub-divisional officer to demolish Nirav Modi’s bungalow. 

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