Sunday, February 24, 2008

Bihar Police Seize 4 kg of Uranium Near Nepal Border

Via Rediff India Abroad (Feb 19th) -

The Bihar police have seized four kg of low-grade uranium in the Supaul district near Nepal border and arrested six persons in this connection, sources said on Tuesday.

The seized uranium is estimated to value crores of rupees in international market.

Police sources in the Supaul district superintendent of police confirmed that four kg of low-grade uranium seized at a bus stop near Nepal border.

"The police with the active help of SSB jawans deployed on the Indo-Nepal border seized four kg uranium from suspected smugglers," the police said.

The police arrested six persons, including a school teacher, and an SSB jawan posted in Assam.

A senior police official told over telephone that the police suspect that seized uranium were being smuggled from Meghalaya and arrested persons were planning to send it to Nepal.

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