A container believed to have radioactive substances has been caught at Mundra port, but the investigators are yet to verify and confirm its contents. Officials from different departments are roped in to ascertain the shipment, according to the authorities which are keeping a close eye on this case. Different agencies were additionally praised for discovering this cargo, its origin is yet to be figured out.
According to an official, DRI didn’t issue any official communique on the seizure. The official stated “Senior officials from agencies, including DRI and customs, visited the port on Saturday. The substance is yet to be verified as proper equipment is required for the probe. Forensic science experts and agencies working with atomic energy are roped in to assess whether the cargo was within legal limits.”
Adani Group issued a statement on Friday regarding this matter, outlining the details of this seizure stating ‘The seized containers were not destined for Mundra Port as well as any other port in India. These hazardous cargo containers were en route from Karachi in Pakistan to Shanghai in China. This statement was mentioned in a tweet by the group that handles the port.
The authorities involved in this case had also pointed out the fact that the cargo was listed as ‘non-hazardous, but the seized containers had Hazard Class 7 markings (which indicate radioactive substances).