Two Indian men are in the police net for possession of 7kg nuclear uranium.
The Maharashtra Anti-Terror Squad (ATS), arrested the two Indian with over 7kg of uranium.
Uranium is a highly explosive material if it goes into the wrong hands and can be extremely deadly.
The highly explosive and radioactive material is worth over Indian Rupees 21 crore.
Preliminary investigation reveals that the accused had even tested the uranium at a private lab for purity.
Authorities further disclosed the lab is also under scanner now.
“Based on a complaint by an officer from Bhabha Atomic Research centre (BARC) in Mumbai, an FIR has been filed and further investigations are on. A case has been registered under the Atomic Energy Act. On February 14, information was received by PI Bhalekar that one person named Jigar Pandya, a resident of Thane was going to illegally sell pieces of uranium. Subsequently, a trap was arranged by the ATS and Jigar Pandya was apprehended. On inquiry, it revealed that these pieces of uranium were given to him by one Abu Tahir, a resident of Mankhurd.
“Instantaneously, Nagpada unit officers and staff reached the Kurla scrap association, Mankhurd in Mambai and apprehended Abu Tahir. The uranium was seized and was sent to BARC in Mumbai for analysis. A report was received that substance is Natural Uranium, which is highly radioactive and dangerous to human life,” some Indian news portal reported.
Available data on the case reiterated that the two accused have since been arrested for illegal possession of uranium valued at Indian rupees 21.30 crore.
It however conclueded that, such incident raises eyebrows on safety and security of fissile material (Uranium) in India.

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