Mumbai police have recovered an unspecified amount of uranium after three persons were taken into custody in Navi Mumbai. Analysis done by the regional director of the Bhaba Atomic Research Centre confirmed that the material was depleted uranium. Further investigation is on.

In a seizure that can have serious security implications, police has recovered an unspecified amount of uranium after taking into custody three persons in Navi Mumbai.

The three were held in Panvel and surrounding areas, Commissioner of Police, Navi Mumbai, Gulabrao Pol told PTI today.

Declining to divulge details like the time and date when the three were taken into custody, police said the “suspicious looking material” was sent to Bhabha Atomic Research Centre (BARC) for analysis.

The analysis done by Mrinal Roy, Regional Director, Central Region (Exploration and Research), confirmed the material as depleted uranium, he added.

The officer, however, refused to divulge further details citing the sensitive nature of the seizure, saying “the matter concerns national security and nothing more can be disclosed at the moment. I can only say that further investigation is on.”

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