AMD employee's son surrenders in court on charges of selling uranium

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Shillong, Sept 11 (UNI) John Khongmin, son of an Atomic Mineral Division (AMD) employee who was wanted by the Meghalaya Police for stealing and selling ''uranium'', surrendered before a local court and was subsequently remanded to police custody, police today said.

Khongmin had been evading arrest but finally decided to surrender before the district court.

''Yes, he surrendered to the court and we are gleaning information from him on the seized packets of suspected uranium,'' West Khasi Hills Superintendent of Police H Kharkhrang told UNI here.

He said the police was hopeful of finding a fresh lead and might ascertain how the packet of the purported ''yellowcake'' with the seal of AMD and Government of India found its way from the AMD office.

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

''We will be sending a police team to the AMD office to find out as to how the packet found its way out,'' Mr Kharkrang said.

Last week, the state police nabbed four people and seized packets suspected uranium from their possession from Mairang village in West Khasi Hills district. The packet had the seal of the AMD and Government of India.

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


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