MUMBAI: The Maharashtra government has informed the Bombay High Court that Nirav Modi’s bungalow at Alibaug beach has been razed by the state authorities. State government counsel PB Kakade told a bench of Chief Justice Naresh Patil and Justice MS Karnik that it also intends to demolish 58 other private properties for which notices have been served.
The state filed an affidavit in the court stating that orders to demolish Modi’s illegal bungalow have been issued. The bench was hearing a petition filed by an activist, Surendra Dhavale. As per the petition, such constructions had been carried out in violation of the Maharashtra Coastal Zone Management Authority rules and the state’s land laws.
In 2010, Modi was issued a demolition notice. As many as 58 other such constructions by locals on Alibaug beaches will also be razed. The bench took note of the state’s submissions and scheduled the matter for further hearing on December 20.
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