A Diamantaire, Cut To Size: Nirav Modi’s Seaside Alibaug Bungalow, Categorised As ‘Illegal’, Being Razed By Authorities  Nirav Modi (Bikash Nayak/Facebook)

A sprawling seaside bungalow in Kihim, Alibaug, belonging to Nirav Modi, the absconding diamantaire, is being demolished by the Raigad Collectorate due to its illegal construction, reports Times of India.

After the Enforcement Directorate (ED) handed over the property to the district collectorate, Vijay Suryawanshi, the collector, issued demolishing orders. The bungalow is situated over 90 kilometres from Mumbai.

The Maharashtra government wrote to the ED last year, which had sealed the fugitive’s bungalow, for permission to demolish the illegally-built property on Kihim beach.

Nirav Modi, who is currently on the run after being named in the Punjab National Bank (PNB) loan scam, is one of the 202 bungalow owners whose properties are being demolished, as part of due action against illegal constructions on the beach.

Suryawanshi said the bungalow was built illegally and flouted all environmental norms. He says, “We have begun proceedings to demolish all 202 illegal bungalows in Alibaug and Murud tehsil."

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