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Nepal News: Mysterious ‘precious substance’ found in Nepal, accused were going to sell at a price of Rs 35 crore per kg


Kathmandu : Eight people, including two Indians, were arrested in Nepal’s capital Kathmandu after they found a uranium-like substance. This substance was brought illegally from India. police gave this information. Acting on a tip-off, a team of police officers arrested the eight people after the substance was found from a car in the parking lot of a five-star hotel on the outskirts of the city.

Police said two Indians were identified as Bihar residents – Upendra Kumar Mishra and Raju Thakur, while the remaining six are Nepalese nationals. These arrests were made when these people were preparing to sell this valuable item at the rate of Rs 35 crore per kg. The police arrested Bhupendra and Navraj from the car while the rest were arrested on the basis of information received from them.
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Police told – the substance looks like uranium
This valuable item was found in this car. The eight persons were arrested for illegally trading in uranium, Nepal Police Headquarters sources said. The administration has also seized nine mobile phones from them. Metropolitan Police Range Superintendent of Police Dinesh Mainali said, “We have recovered some substance which looks like uranium.”

Substance sent to lab for testing
He said that it will be sent to the laboratory to find out whether it is uranium or something else. Police have started investigation after arresting the eight. Last year, there was a stir in Nepal’s capital Kathmandu after the discovery of 2.5 kilograms of crude uranium smuggled in. There is not a single atomic plant in Nepal, due to the availability of such uranium, many questions were raised.

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