Thane police seize 9 kg uranium


Mumbai - In a sensational incident, Thane police on Wednesday arrested two persons with 8.861 kg depleted uranium worth around Rs 27 crore. According to Thane police, Ravindra Doifode, senior police inspector of anti-chain snatching squad of Thane police, received a tip off that two persons were going to come to Ghodbundar road in Thane to sell the uranium. Police immediately laid a trap and arrested two persons on suspicion and seized the deadly substance from them. Accused Kishor Prajapati and Saifulla Khan told the police that they were searching for the person to strike a deal for Rs 27 crore. Additional police commissioner Ashutosh Dumre said that the police team apprehended the accused who were suspicious moving in Ghodbundar road area. On checking their bag, police found the uranium which was lab tested by the accused. They were planning to sale it Rs 3 crore per kilogram. Uranium is a radioactive substance. It is compulsory for the person to have a license under the Atomic Energy Act to carry or store such substance. Meanwhile, it has come to fore that this uranium was not from India and police are investigating whether the accused were involved in other such cases. The missing of uranium was reported from neighbouring country Pakistan.

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