District police have arrested two youth with 700 gram brown sugar from the railway station road under Cantonment police station late on Wednesday night. The third accomplice, allegedly the brother of a BJP MLA, managed to escape.
Police claimed that the seized brown sugar was worth around Rs 1 crore in the international market.
According to reports, on a tip off the police personnel launched a vehicle-checking operation near the railway station road on Tuesday evening. When they asked to stop three youth on a motorcycle, they tried to run away.
The police force chased them and arrested two of them while the third one escaped.
Police also seized their motorcycle number HN02F-1491 and recovered brown sugar from their possession.
One of the accused was identified as Ram Charan Bora, son of Ram Babu Bora and a resident of village Kheri under Veerganj police station of Prasad district of Nepal.
Police recovered 345-gram brown sugar from his possession while 325-gram brown sugar was seized from the possession of Manish Kumar Mishra, son of RN Mishra, a resident of FCI colony. Sources said Manish is originally a resident of village Kauria under Umra police station of district Gonda.
He used to work as a manager at a cement coal factory and resides in Gorakhpur near FCI colony.
According to inspector Cantonment RK Singh, during interrogation, the arrested accused confessed that the third person was Krishna Kant Mani Kaushik, a resident of Rajendra Nagar Colony under Khorabar police station.
They added that the third accomplice was the brother of Kaushalendra Narain Mani, sitting BJP MLA from Tulsipur assembly seat of Gonda district.
SP city DK Chaudhary admitted that raids were conducted at the residence of Krishna Kant Mani at Rajendra Nagar but he was absconding.
However, investigation is going on and we are trying to nab Krishna Kant, adds Chaudhary.