Son of AMD employee wanted for selling Uranium

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Shillong, Sep 9 (UNI) Meghalaya Police is on a manhunt to arrest the son of an employee of the Atomic Mineral Division(AMD) on charges of selling 'uranium ore' to people, a police official said today.

So far, the state police have nabbed four people and seized packets of substances believed to be uranium from their possession from Mairang village in West Khasi Hills district.

District Superintendent of Police H Kharkrang told UNI over the phone that the packets were supplied by John Khongmin, son of the employee working with the AMD, to the arrested persons.

In recent months, the state police have arrested people trying to sell uranium in a packet having the caption of AMD and Government of India.

''We are tracing John Khongmin to find out how these packets have been smuggled out of the AMD office,'' Mr Kharkrang said.

''This time our investigation will not only centre on this particular case but also try and unravel whether packet with the seal of AMD and Government of India are freely available in the market,'' the SP said.

In fact, the Shillong police had arrested five people in May this year when they were trying to sell one kilogram of ''yellow cake'' at Rs 26 lakh to a police decoy in Shillong.

The four arrested have been identified as Samuel Nongmalieh, Jlington Starwell Kharjahrin, Dispillar Iawphniaw and Starwell Kurbah.

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