Mumbai: Fugitive billionaire Nirav Modi’s sea-facing bungalow in Maharashtra’s Alibaug, estimated Rs 100 crore was demolished with huge quantity of explosives on Friday.
The 33,000 square foot luxurious bungalow was illegally build, violated coastal regulation zone (CRZ) norms and the state's regulations as well, said authorities.
However, the foundation of the structure was so strong that the authorities had struggled to bring it down using heavy machinery, which would have taken months.
To speed up the process, they decided to demolish the building through a controlled explosion, using dynamite.
The demolition was done following a Bombay High Court order on a PIL filed by non-profit Shamburaje Kranti in 2009. The PIL demanded action against illegal bungalows, hotels and resorts violating the laws.