Mumbai: The Maharashtra authorities informed the Bombay Excessive Courtroom on Thursday that it had ordered demolition of fugitive jeweller Nirav Modi’s unlawful bungalow constructed alongside the seashore at Alibaug in adjoining Raigad district.
Authorities counsel advocate P B Kakade additionally informed a bench of Chief Justice Naresh Patil and Justice M S Karnik that it had served demolition notices to a different 58 non-public properties within the space constructed in violation of the state’s guidelines and coastal zone norms. He made the submissions in compliance with a earlier order of the bench which had directed the federal government to submit particulars of motion taken and pending litigation in regards to the unlawful non-public constructions alongside the seashores in Alibaug, a coastal city standard with weekend vacationers.
The state filed an affidavit within the courtroom stating that orders to demolish Modi’s unlawful bungalow have been issued. It additionally stated 58 different properties had been served with the demolition discover on December 4, and their homeowners requested to raze all unlawful buildings inside every week. Within the affidavit, the state submitted that the homeowners of round 61 such unlawful non-public buildings had managed to get keep orders on demolition from native civil courts. Nonetheless, it was planning to provoke authorized motion to get the keep orders lifted, the federal government submitted.
The bench took be aware of the state’s submissions and scheduled the matter for additional listening to on December 20. The bench was listening to a petition filed by an activist, Surendra Dhavale. The plea had sought that the courtroom direct the authorities to demolish all unauthorised constructions “throughout the high and low tide areas” in a number of villages in Alibaug. As per the petition, such constructions had been carried out in violation of the Maharashtra Coastal Zone Administration Authority guidelines and the state’s land legal guidelines.
As per the plea, there are round 175 such non-public residences in CRZ areas in villages equivalent to Varsoli, Sasvane, Kolgaon and Dokvade, amongst others, belonging to many “rich individuals, together with Modi, and several other businessmen and movie actors”. Nirav Modi, a key accused within the USD 2 billion Punjab Nationwide Financial institution fraud case, has fled the nation. In the meantime, Kakade informed PTI Thursday evening that the authorities had been but to demolish the construction.
“The bungalow has been connected by the Enforcement Directorate and we’ve got issued a demolition discover for the construction. We are going to perform the demolition quickly,” he stated. Earlier within the day, Kakade had informed the courtroom that the district authorities had demolished the unlawful construction belonging to Nirav Modi on December 5. A senior official informed PTI Thursday evening that orders have been conveyed to the Raigad sub divisional officer to demolish Nirav Modi’s bungalow.