Guwahati, Apr 1 (UNI) The Army last night recovered 0,000 from an ULFA hideout located near Manabhum in Changlang area of the Lohit district of Arunachal Pradesh adjoining Assam.
Official sources said the recovery took place late last night when a unit of the 11 Sikh light infantry regiment stormed the hideouts. The members of the ULFA, however, managed to escape. The current value of the money has been estimated at about Rs 40 lakh.
The sources said that the money extorted in the Upper Assam must have been converted through Bangladesh and was kept ready for procurement of arms coming through North Myanmar to their camp.
This is for the first time that the army has been able to recover such huge amount of US currency was seized from the ULFAs.
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