Maoist carrying Rs 5L bounty surrenders before Odisha police in Malkangiri

Malkangiri: A Maoist carrying a cash reward of Rs 5 lakh on his head surrendered before police in Malkangiri district on RTuesday.

Kamlu Beti of Bijapur district in Chhattisgarh gave up arms and surrendered before DIG of police, South Western Range, Koraput, Shefeen Ahamed K. He was operating as the area committee secretary of the Kangerghati Area Committee of the Maoists.

Beti was allegedly involved in several violent activities, including killing of civilians, destroying public properties and exchange of fire with security forces.

He decided to join the mainstream of the society after realising the futility of the path of violence of Maoism, police sources said, adding that he was disappointed with the behaviour of senior Maoist leaders.

Police said Beti would get monetary assistance as per the Surrender and Rehabilitation Scheme of the State Government.

He would also receive financial assistance for building a house, pursuing studies and getting training in a trade/vocation of his choice.