Highly Dangerous Radioactive Material In Black Market In India

In India, the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) has arrested two persons from Kolkata in possession of around 250 grams of suspected Californium, a synthetic highly radioactive material that is used in nuclear reactors.

Sailan Karmakar (41) and Asit Ghosh (49) both residents of the Hooghly district in West Bengal were caught near the NSCBI airport near Kolkata. Sharing information on the arrest, a police officer said, “Four ash-colored stones weighing around 250 grams were seized from the accused.” “Preliminary inquiry revealed that it could be Californium. They were trying to sell it for a few lakh rupees, only” the officer added further.

A sample of the radioactive material has been sent by the CID officials to a government laboratory to verify if it’s Californium. A gram of this radioactive material costs around Rs 170 crores, News 18 reported citing police sources. It is used in nuclear reactors and the detection of gold and silver in ores. But it can be used as nuclear weapons too.

“The accused persons have said they got the material from Kerala and brought it here to sell. We are verifying all statements,” informed the officer further.

As per reports, the two accused have been arrested under the Atomic Energy Act and various other IPC sections. It is imperative to note that Californium is not found in nature and has to be produced in a lab and extensively used in Indian Defense Industry.

“We believe these materials have been stolen from some laboratory. We have initiated a probe into this matter,” the officer said.

Radioactive materialIt is a severe failure of the Government that hazardous materials are accessible by common people. It is the state’s responsibility, and the state must ensure the safety of the ordinary people. However, PM Modi has different priorities and is over-engaged in non-issues. His focus to undermine minorities and the illegal occupation of Kashmir has made him over busy and left no time to safeguard the public interest. His extremist policies and brutalities against minorities are strongly condemned.

It is not the first time that Uranium has been traded like a regular commodity in the open market. It can be dangerous for India as well as the whole world. The law and order situation in India has deteriorated adversely, and criminals may avail this opportunity. The worst scenario will be if the RSS Hindu extremists got access to Uranium, then, definitely, the subcontinent is one case. The fanatic RSS members are so vulnerable that they can go to any extent without considering the consequences.

Therefore it is appealed to the International community, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and the UN to take serious notice and place preventive measures on the ground.

In response to media queries regarding another report of theft and illegal possession of radioactive material in India, the Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan stated the following:

“We have noted with serious concern yet another report of theft and illicit sale of radioactive material in India. In the latest incident, as per media reports, two persons were arrested for illegal possession of Californium which is a highly radioactive and toxic substance. It is a matter of grave concern for the international community that an extremely rare Sealed Radioactive Source (SRS) material like Californium could be stolen. As in the previous cases, the arrested individuals apparently got hold of the radioactive material by purchasing it from inside India.

This is the third such occurrence in India in the last four months. Earlier media reports had highlighted separate seizures in May and June 2021 of over 7 kg and more than 6 kg of Uranium from unauthorized persons in India.

These repeated incidents raise serious concerns about the safety and security of nuclear and other radioactive materials in India, and the possible existence of a black market for such materials inside the country. It also indicates the lax arrangements inside India to secure imported SRS material. Pakistan reiterates its call for a thorough investigation and adequate measures to prevent their recurrence.”

The International community and International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) must ensure the safety of the public and force the Indian government to take appropriate measures to prevent similar acts in the future. It can endanger not only domestically but may prove a big disaster for the whole region.

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  1. samir sardana

    Only a Malayali will sell Calif to a Bengali for a few thousands and only a Bengali will sell Calif worth Billions for a few lacs !

    But the disaster lies elsewhere !

    The Pandoo Police are in La-La land !

    There is no REAL audit of the Nuclear supply chain, in India – from UCIL to NFC to NPCIL to the Research and Other reactors ! On top of that several reactors are o/s the ambit of the IAEA !

    The MOST critical part of the Audit ,is the STOCKS, and then, the Costing ! COSTING is useless ,if the STOCK IS NOT AUDITED !

    In India, the AUDITORS DO NOT CHECK THE STOCKS ! It is done by DAE ! It is a GIVEN quantity to the Auditors ! Once that is done – the costing is “FILL IN THE BLANKS” !

    Even where the auditor is allowed some test checks – the poor man has no idea, as to what is being verified – and the lab rest reports, are also under the DAE !

    So the ENTIRE NUCLEAR STOCKS ARE FUDGED ! Even the IAEA cannot do anything as the STOCKS RECONCILE ON NORMS OF WASTAGE AND YIELD – but that is NOT the actual stock !

    Even the Uranium ore reserves are fudged, as India needs to build the story for import of Nuclear Fuel Rods and Uranium and HEU for its N-Subs !

    Stealing Uranium from safeguarded reactors – for research reactors and Submarine fuel needs, is an Indian Art Form – like Kathakali !

    The Indians call it the Noble Lie – as in that of Plato !

    They also compare their lies to that of Paul – all for a noble cause !

    Philippians 1:15-18

    18 But what does it matter? The important thing is that in every way, whether from false motives or true, Christ is preached. And because of this I rejoice.

    BUT THE PROBLEM WITH THE INDIANS IS THAT, THEY ARE COMPULSIVE LIARS – LYING IS IN THEIR DNA !

    A “Persian dictionary”,titled “Lughet-e-Kishwari”,published in Lucknow in 1964,gives the meaning of the word Hindu as “chore [thief], dakoo [dacoit], raahzan [waylayer], and ghulam [slave].

    WHY DO THESE THEFTS NOT HAPPEN, IN PAKISTAN OR DPRK OR IRAN ?

    IT IS SIMPLE – IN INDIA THE STATE IS INVOLVED IN THE THEFT AND SO,IN THAT PROCESS SOME EMPLOYEE DIPS INTO THE POOL ! dindooohindoo

  2. samir sardana

    WHAT IS THE NUCLEAR DISASTER IN INDIA ?

    There are 2 legs and 5 zones !

    1st zone is Jadugoda – where the ore is mined and milled
    2nd zone is North East – Megalaya – where the ore is mined and milled
    3rd zone is Maharashtra – BARC/DAE and Medical Uranium Isotopes
    4th zone is South India – NFC
    5th zone is All over India – DU from NPCIL and Research Reactors

    The Stolen Ore and Milled ore from North East, is sold via Bengal to Bangladesh.There are several people in this racket – from pandoos, netas and the mines and miller !

    Y the Bengal leg – as it is the transit to Bangladesh – and the Indian Border is staffed by BSF – a debauched and corrupt force !

    All other legs,are for export via West Asia !

    The Problem is OUT OF CONTROL,as the security is provided by CISF/CPRF who are pandoos with guns ! Uranium is stolen BY USE OF BRAINS – not weapons or large gangs, and is also stolen in rudimentary ways – which are beyond the ken of these pandoos !

    Some people think that only ore is stolen in India ! Nein ! Even NFC Fuel rods are stolen – and how can that happen ?

    If the stolen material stayed in India – it was Ok – But Nein ! It has been sold to Jamaat in Bangladesh to make a RDD ! The North East Freedom Fighters also, seized Ores and strapped it to an IED !

    So a DISASTER is inevitable !

    The WEAKEST LINK is the IB in the East and Nepal.What security can a Nepali provide – who can’t see the difference between dung and yellow cake ?

    Within that the disaster is the IB with Bangladesh staffed by BSF.This is the doom zone ! BSF is a corrupted and compronmsed force,and AQ is active in Bengal and East India – and if a RDD is detonated in India – or else where – it will be traced to Bengal and the IB with Bangladesh !

    WHAT IS BSF ? It is a crminal mafia of rapists,murderers,sumgglers,drug dealers,cow smugglers, sodomisers,spies and men who sell military munitions.

    B = BIJBEHARA (MASSACRE BY BSF !)
    S = SOPORE (MASSACRE BY BSF !)
    F = FETAMI ( RAPE AND MASSACRE BY BSF !)

    • THE SUPREME COURT OF INDIA HAS ISSUED A NOTICE TO THE BSF AND THE UNION OF INDIA, ON A MATTER OFWANTON KILLINGS AND TORTURE BY THE BSF AT THE INDO-BANGLADESH BORDER
    o https://thewire.in/rights/felani-khatun-killing-bangladesh-border-supreme-court

    • THE DG OF THE BSF HAS STATED ON PUBLIC RECORDS THAT ALL BSF POSTS ARE HIGHLY CORRUPTION PRONE
    o https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/bsf-corruption-all-posts-corruption-prone-kk-sharma-tej-bahadur-yadav-1023298-2017-07-09

    • THE BSF HAS THE DUBIOUS DISTINCTION OF BEING BANNED AND DENIED CANADIAN VISAS, BY THE CANADIAN HIGH COMMISSION,DUE TO ITS PRACTICE OF TORTURE AND HUMAN RIGHTS VIOLATIONS
    o https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/canada-accuses-bsf-of-human-rights-violations-418637

    THERE ARE SEVERAL CASES OF BSF OFFICERS AND SOLDIERS WHO HAVE BEEN CAIGHT SPYING AND HAVE BEEN ARRESTED AND JAILED

    o https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/bsf-jawan-held-on-charges-of-spying-for-isi/article24988185.ece
    o https://www.tribuneindia.com/news/punjab/bsf-man-held-for-espionage-176929
    o https://www.patrika.com/tags/bsf-man-arrested-on-charges-of-spying-police-assigned-to/
    o https://theprint.in/india/bsf-constable-played-key-role-in-pakistan-sponsored-drugs-arms-ring-busted-
    by-punjab-police/460193/
    o https://www.greaterkashmir.com/india/bsf-man-accused-of-spying-sent-to-7-day-police-custody

     THERE ARE SEVERAL CASES OF BSF OFFICERS AND SOLDIERS WHO HAVE BEEN CAUGHT DRUG SMUGGLING AND HAVE BEEN ARRESTED AND JAILED

    o https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/nia-arrests-bsf-officer-for-helping-cross-border-drug-smugglers-101614742711153.html
    o https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/bsf-jawan-arrested-by-punjab-police-in-drug-smuggling-case/story-6Ecb9qE4v DraB0E8uEjoaO.html
    o https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/border-security-force-constable-arrested-in-drugs-arms-smuggling-racket-cops-2272986
    o https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/handwara-narco-terror-case-nia-bsf-officer-land-1778750-2021-03-13
    o https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/chandigarh/drug-smuggling-cops-may-arrest-2-more-bsf-men/articleshow/50517718.cms
    o https://sanatanprabhat.org/english/29431.html
    o https://www.opindia.com/2021/02/three-bsf-personnel-dismissed-for-involvement-in-cattle-smuggling/

     THE BSF IS IN GROSS VIOLATION OF THE UN CONVENTION OF THE “Basic Principles on the Use of Force and Firearms by Law Enforcement Officials”. IN THAT CONNECTION,THERE ARE SEVERAL CASES OF BSF OFFICERS AND SOLDIERS WHO HAVE BEEN CAIGHT KILLING AND TORTURNG AND KILLING IN CUSTODY AND HAVE BEEN ARRESTED AND JAILED

    o https://www.omct.org/en/resources/urgent-interventions/death-in-bsf-custody
    o http://odhikar.org/bsf-allegedly-kills-a-bangladeshi-at-nagorbhita-border-in-thakurgaon/
    o https://www.thehindu.com/news/national/other-states/bsf-kills-bangladeshi-smuggler-in-tripura/article34117974.ece
    o https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/graphic-video-shows-border-security-force-jawans-torturing-victim-8-suspended-571112
    o https://www.dhakatribune.com/world/south-asia/2020/01/23/bangladesh-youth-tortured-by-bsf-dies-at-indian-hospita
    o https://www.thedailystar.net/backpage/news/bangladeshi-tortured-death-bsf-1742164
    o https://www.omct.org/en/resources/urgent-interventions/alleged-torture-in-custody-of-border-security-force
    o https://www.hrw.org/news/2012/06/11/india-abuses-border-force-increasing

     THERE ARE SEVERAL CASES OF BSF OFFICERS WHO HAVE BEEN CHARHESHEETED AND INVESTIGATED FOR CORRUPTION BY THE CBI AND THE ED.

    o https://www.livelaw.in/top-stories/supreme-court-bsf-director-general-rakesh-asthana-prevention-of-corruption-act-169544
    o https://zeenews.india.com/kolkata/cbi-arrests-bsf-officer-satish-kumar-in-connection-with-cattle-smuggling-case-2325203.html
    o https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/bsf-commandant-arrested-for-receiving-bribes-from-cross-border-smugglers/articleshow/ 62727934.cms
    o https://www.hindustantimes.com/india-news/cbi-books-ex-nia-office-for-illegally-procuring-call-detail-records-to-help-irs-officer-wife/story-feW0h5IKoLo8pYr3XUqzfN.html
    o https://www.ndtv.com/india-news/cbi-preps-to-charge-bsf-officer-jibu-d-mathew-for-alleged-bribe-over-rs-45-lakh-
    2276443#:~:text=The%20Central%20Bureau%20of%20Investigation,a%20train%20at%20the%20station.

    BESIDES AQ AND ISIS – ANY INT AGENCY CAN COMPROMISE THE ENTIRE NUCLEAR LOGISTICS SMUGGLING SUPPLY CHAIN TO NEPAL AND BANGLADESH !

    REGARDING THE SECURITY AT NPCIL AND RESEARCH REACTORS – THE WORLD CAN NOTE THE FOLLOWING ! dindooohindoo

    KALPAKKAM

    https://www.indiatoday.in/india/story/kalpakkam-power-plant-cisf-man-kills-colleagues-tamil-nadu-209041-2014-10-08

    KUNDANKULAM

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/11/04/an-indian-nuclear-power-plant-suffered-cyberattack-heres-what-you-need-know/

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