The seaside bungalow of fugitive diamantaire Nirav Modi, accused in the two billion dollar PNB fraud case, was demolished today at Alibaug in Raigad District of Maharashtra.
Raigad District Collector Vijay Suryawanshi said the bungalow was demolished using controlled blast technique.
Earlier on Tuesday, excavators were used to open up the pillars of the bungalow, to make space for fixing the detonators.Last year, the state government had written to the ED, which had sealed the bungalow, seeking a nod to demolish the property on Kihim beach near Alibaug.
The fixtures from the bungalow will be up for auction. Three items, a jacuzzi, a chandelier, and a Buddha statue, have been kept aside for handing over to the ED. On January 25, district officials began the demolition work using bulldozers, but found it time-consuming due to the RCC construction.