Shillong: Two civilians who were caught depositing Rs 28 lakh in bank accounts of the banned GNLA terror outfit in old 500 and 1,000 currency notes, were arrested by the Meghalaya Police on Thursday.
The arrested persons have confessed the cash belonged to an area commander of the Garo National Liberation Army (GNLA), IANS reported.
"We have arrested two civilians -- Sengchang Momin and Solly Sangma -- for depositing Rs 28,00,000 in bank accounts in Tura after demonetisation of Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes," the report quoted IGP GHP Raju as saying.
The GNLA, which is fighting for a separate 'Garoland' in Meghalaya, is headed by Champion R. Sangma, who has been lodged in Shillong jail since 2012.
The police have asked the bank authorities to freeze the accounts.
The Centre had recently issued an alert that militant groups might park their illegal money in bank accounts of civilians.