Five Indians arrested for selling Uranium packet
MUMBAI – In a spine-chilling incident, five Indians were nabbed by the Kolkata police for trying to sell a substance, they labelled Uranium, for an amount approximately INR 30 million.
Police said they have seized the “yellow coloured substance” which after thorough testing by Central Forensic Science Laboratory was found something other than Uranium – a highly radioactive element used in atomic reactors.
Along with the powdery substance, fake appointment letters of the forest department were also seized from the custody of accused who were in a bid to sale the substance in the open market
They were arrested from Mango Lane in central Kolkata late into the night on Wednesday and have been identified as Javed Miandad, SK Mughal, a resident of Sutahata in East Midnapore district, Shahjahan Mondal from Baduria, Younis Biswas and Basant Sinha from Behrampore district, all belonging to India.
One of accused said that it was brought from Maharashtra. When interrogated separately one said ‘uranium’ was used for the treatment of cancer during the radiation process.