Uranium seized at Indo-Nepal border, six arrested

February 19th, 2008 - 5:14 pm ICT by admin  

Patna, Feb 19 (IANS) The police Monday seized four kg of low-grade uranium and arrested six persons in Supaul district along the Indo-Nepal border. A police official Tuesday said acting on an intelligence tip-off, four kg of low-grade uranium was seized near Virpur bus stand in Supaul late Monday night.

The estimated value of the seized uranium is about Rs.50 million in the international market.

The police said the operation was conducted with the assistance of Seema Suraksha Bal (SSB) personnel. Six persons, including a schoolteacher and a SSB jawan posted in Assam, were arrested.

“We will interrogate the six persons,” the police said.

The police suspect that the seized uranium was being smuggled from Meghalaya to Nepal.

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