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NIA takes over probe into seizure of natural uranium worth over Rs 21 crore in Mumbai


PTI, May 9, 2021, 4:25 PM IST

New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has taken over the probe into the seizure of natural uranium worth over Rs 21 crore in Mumbai, its spokesperson said on Sunday.

The Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) had arrested two persons — Jigar Jayesh Pandya and Abu Tahir Afzal Choudhary — on May 5 night and seized 7.1-kg uranium worth about Rs 21.30 crore from them.

According to the NIA spokesperson, the agency re-registered the case, initially lodged at ATS Kalachowki police station, on Sunday in pursuance of an order of the Ministry of Home Affairs.

The agency has begun an investigation into the case, the spokesperson added.

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