MP: Four held for attempting to sell fake uranium in Indore

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Indore, Feb 23 (PTI) The Madhya Pradesh police on Tuesday arrested four persons for allegedly trying to sell a suspected material, claiming that it is uranium, for Rs 3 crore, an official said.

Acting on a tip-off, officials from the Special Task Force (STF) nabbed Shammi Rajput (22), Yogesh Chandra Shukla (35), Seemu Shukla (32) and Kamal Kumar Verma (32), the STF's Indore unit inspector M A Syed said.

The accused are all residents of Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh, the official said.

'We had sent one of our men as a decoy customer to Kesarbagh Bridge, where the accused persons are trying to sell some golden colour material stored in a bottle claiming that it was uranium worth Rs 3 crore,' Syed said.

The police have seized 2 gm of the suspected material in a powder form from the accused and sent it to a laboratory for testing, he said.

The STF has informed the Kanpur police about the arrest and seizure and the matter is being probed further. PTI HWP MAS ARU ARU