2 Indians among 8 arrested in Nepal for possessing uranium-like substances

Kathmandu, February 16 (KMS): Two Indians were among eight persons arrested in Kathmandu, for possessing uranium-like substances, which were brought from India to be sold illegally in Nepal, police said.

Nepal police said that based on a tip-off, a team of police officers arrested the eight persons after they recovered these substances from a car parked in the parking lot of a five-star hotel in Boudha, on the outskirts of Kathmandu.

The two Indians were identified as Upendra Kumar Mishra and Raju Thakur, both natives of Bihar, while the six others were all Nepal nationals, police said.
The arrests were made as they were preparing to sell the valuable item for Rs. 350 million per kg.

The police arrested Bhupendra and Nawaraj from the parked car, where the substance was hidden and six others were arrested on the basis of information furnished by them.

The police have also seized nine mobile phones from them.

In March, last year, four Nepalese nationals were arrested here for possessing 2.5 kilogrammes of unprocessed uranium. One of the arrested claimed that her father-in-law brought it from India where he worked in a uranium mine some 20 years ago, police said.

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