Lucknow police: Lucknow News: ‘Californium’ found from smugglers, if it turns out to be real, the police caught by laying a trap – lucknow police arrested smugglers with 340 gm suspected californium

SFVS Team: – Lucknow police: Lucknow News: ‘Californium’ found from smugglers, if it turns out to be real, the police caught by laying a trap – lucknow police arrested smugglers with 340 gm suspected californium
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  • Smugglers had cheated 1.20 lakh from the property dealer on the pretext
  • Police nabbed net, seized 340 grams of metal
  • Metal to be sent to IIT Kanpur for purity test

In the case of cheating, the police of Ghazipur police station has arrested eight members of a gang. According to the police, 340 grams of suspicious substance has been found with this gang, which smuggles antique items. Gang members are telling it to be California, but it has not been confirmed yet. Actually, californium is a radioactive material. The cost of one gram of californium is about Rs 19 crore. At present, it will be sent to IIT Kanpur for examination. If it turns out to be Californium in the investigation, then its value can be in billions.

DCP North Rais Akhtar said that the gang leader is Abhishek Chakraborty resident of LDA Colony of Krishnanagar and Ramshankar resident of Patna. Abhishek is originally from West Bengal. Police have also arrested Amit Singh, resident of Manas Nagar, Krishnanagar, Mahesh Kumar, resident of Nevada, Bihar, Sheetal Gupta, resident of Gulzar Nagar, Bazarkhala, Harish Chaudhary, Basti resident, Ramesh Tiwari and Shyam Sundar. At present, the police have registered a case of forgery and cheating against the accused. If Californium is confirmed, the currents will be increased.

Rs 1.20 lakh was cheated from the property dealer
Inspector Ghazipur Prashant Mishra said that two months ago, Abhishek implicated property dealer Shashilesh Rai, resident of Gomtinagar, by luring sale of California. Abhishek sent photos on WhatsApp, after which the deal was settled for Rs 10 lakh. Meanwhile, Abhishek had taken 1.20 lakhs from Shasilesh. Even after many days, Shasilesh did not get the goods, so he suspected of cheating. In such a situation, he contacted Ghazipur Police on Thursday morning.

Police laid a trap for the accused
The inspector told that on the behest of the police, Shasilesh called Abhishek on the pretext of paying the dues and asked him to bring the metal. During interrogation, Abhishek told that Mahesh, Ravi Shankar, Harish, Ramesh and Shyam Sundar left for Lucknow from Bihar with metal, while he reached near polytechnic crossroads from Krishnanagar with Amit and Sheetal Gupta. Meanwhile, Inspector Prashant Mishra, SI Kamlesh Rai, Shivmangal Singh, Head Constable Nagendra Singh, Rishi, who reached the spot as soon as the information was received, caught the eight.

Online check metal price
The inspector said that the gang members told the metal recovered near them to be californium. None of the policemen knew about this. On this, when the police searched on the Internet, it was found that the cost of one gram of californium is about Rs 19 crore. After this, the inspector informed the top officials about it.

Antique accessories photos found in the phone
In Abhishek and Mahesh’s mobile, the police have found photographs of many antique items including gold coins, ivory, metal sculptures. Initial investigation has revealed that many more people from West Bengal are involved in the gang. A team has been sent to West Bengal for his arrest.

used to light the bulb for testing
The inspector said that he also had a bulb wired to confirm the charged californium metal. The bulb started burning as soon as the wire was placed on the metal.

metal found in coal mine
Abhishek told the police that suspected californium metal was found by a laborer working in a coal mine in Bihar. Abhishek bought it by paying 50 thousand rupees to the laborer. Investigation revealed that calcium is not found in coal grains. Inspector says that Abhishek will be questioned on remand.

Metal wrapped in silver paper roll
According to the police, the accused had brought the metal wrapped in a silver paper roll and kept it in a bag. After the accused were caught, the police had kept them in a plastic vial.

Also used in the treatment of cancer
Californium metal is a radioactive metal. It was invented in California in 1950. It is used to detect explosives and land mines. It is also used in the treatment of cancer sufferers.

accused in police custody

accused in police custody


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