Shillong, Feb 22: Former GNLA chairman Champion Sangma and two others were arrested by Guwahati police on Tuesday.
Police have also siezed fake currency notes from them.
According to a tweet by Guwahati police, the special squad and East Guwahati Police District (EGPD,) team from Basistha police station busted a FICN scam.
“3 persons, Champion Sangma, Gohanch Sangma & Cherian Momin all residents of Meghalaya, who recieved the purported FICN worth ₹15 lakh, were arrested. The pack had ₹10k original currency & rest was white paper”, the police tweeted.
Champion and Cherian had quit Achik Holistic Awakening Movement ( AHAM) in December last year and joined the Congress.
Champion had announced that he would contest from Songsak against Mukul Sangma (AITC) and Nihim Shira (NPP)
With the development, police are looking into the network of fake currency racket in the Northeast.