India’s NIA takes over case of uranium recovery in Mumbai

New Delhi, May 10, 2021 (PPI-OT): India’s National Investigation Agency (NIA) has said that it has taken over the case related to the recovery of 7.1 kg “natural uranium” worth Rs 21.30 crore in Mumbai. The anti-terror agency took over the case on Saturday from Mumbai Police on the Union Home Ministry’s order and re-registered the case under section 24(1)(a) of the Atomic Energy Act, 1962. The first case was lodged at Mumbai’s Kalachowki Police Station on May 5.

“The case relates to the seizure of 7.1 kg of ‘Natural Uranium’ having value of about Rs 21.30 crore from illegal possession of accused persons Jigar Jayesh Pandya and Abu Tahir Afzal Choudhary,” the NIA said in a statement. “Pursuant to registration of the case, requisite actions as per law for expeditious investigation of case have been initiated,” it added.

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