Nirav Modi, Mehul Choksi’s illegal Alibaug bungalows will be razed

Mumbai: Authorities have been directed to demolish ‘illegal’ bungalows of fugitive diamond traders and PNB scam accused Nirav Modi and Mehul Choksi situated in Raigad district, a Maharashtra minister said on Tuesday, days after the High Court here pulled up state govt for not taking action against the buildings.

Environment Minister Ramdas Kadam gave the demolition orders after presiding over a review meeting on illegal bungalows built in the adjoining coastal district with Raigad collector Vijay Suryawanshi at the state secretariat here. After the meeting, Kadam told reporters that 121 “illegal” bungalows, including those built by Modi and Choksi, were identified in Alibaug, a coastal town popular as weekend gateway for Mumbai residents.

Similarly, 151 unauthorised bungalows have been built in Murud area of the district, he said. All these bungalows have come up allegedly in violation of CRZ norms and also do not conform to their sanctioned plans, Kadam said.

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