Bhubaneswar: The Quick Action Team (QAT) of Commissionerate police and Khandagiri police today arrested three brown sugar peddlers near Bharatpur fish market and and seized 55 grams of brown sugar from their possession.
The accused have been identified as Dayanidhi Barad (37), Pravat Kumar Chauhan (35) and Surya Ghadai (23). Police have also seized one car and four mobile phones from the possession of both the accused.
Police said that the accused claimed to have procured the contraband from Jaleswar in Balasore district. “We are further investigating to verify their antecedents. We are also integrating them to ascertain the involvement of others in brown sugar peddling near the institute,” said a police official.