Nirav Modi's Bungalow In Maharashtra's Alibaug Demolished With Explosives
A sprawling sea-facing bungalow in Maharashtra's Alibaug, estimated to cost over Rs. 100 crore, of fugitive billionaire Nirav Modi was demolished with a huge quantity of explosives today, news agency PTI reported quoting officials.
The 33,000 square foot luxurious bungalow is illegally build, violated coastal regulation zone (CRZ) norms and the state's regulations as well, say 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. 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.