Alibaug beach: Court seeks probe into 160 ‘illegal’ structures

According to the petitioner, there are around 175 such private bungalows in the Coastal Regulation Zone (CRZ) areas in villages such as Varsoli, Sasvane, Kolgaon and Dokvade, among others, all in Raigad district’s Alibaug taluka.

The Bombay High Court on Monday directed the Divisional Commissioner, Konkan region, to inquire into more than 160 allegedly illegal private bungalows constructed along a beach in Alibaug, including that of fugitive jeweller Nirav Modi.

The court was hearing a petition filed by Sambhuraje Yuvakranti, an NGO, seeking directions to remove the unauthorised constructions carried out within the low tide and high tide area along Alibaug by “wealthy and law breaking people” by showing themselves as agriculturist.

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