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BARC engineers to carry out controlled blast of Nirav Modi's Alibaug bungalow

Authorities are also mulling to auction the exotic fittings, valuable fixtures, window grills and furnitures before the second round of demolition.

BARC engineers to carry out controlled blast of Nirav Modi's Alibaug bungalow

New Delhi: A day after reports came that ongoing demolition work at absconding jeweller Nirav Modi's bungalow in Alibaug has been stopped, Zee Media sources said that engineers from Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) are being consulted for carrying out controlled blast of the  posh bungalow.

Sources also said that the district authorities will also have to seek permission from the Bombay High court before carrying out the controlled blast of the bungalow.

Demolition work at Modi's bungalow has been halted since January 27, two days after the razing process started, as authorities wanted to remove the valuable fittings inside safely to ensure that they recover the maximum cost from the property.

Authorities are also mulling to auction the exotic fittings, valuable fixtures, window grills and furnitures before the second round of demolition.

The 12,000 sq ft bungalow with five bedrooms, a large swimming pool, a movie theatre and a library, PTI had earlier reported.

Modi, a key accused in the USD 2 billion Punjab National Bank fraud case, fled the country last January.