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Woman Maoist carrying Rs 1 lakh reward on her head surrenders

Press Trust of India  |  Malkangiri (Odisha) 

A woman carrying Rs one lakh reward on her head, surrendered before police in Odishas district Monday, a senior police officer said.

(23), who was active in activities, "decided to surrender as she realised the futility of violence", said Superintendent of Police, Jagmohan Meena.

Madi's surrender was considered a major achievement for police and a jolt for the red rebels as it came during the ongoing PLGA (Peoples Liberation Guerrilla Army) week being observed by the banned CPI (Maoist) from Sunday to December 8, a said.

The SP said Madi, who hailed from Silakota village in Podia area in the district, was involved in many crimes including murder. She carried a reward of Rs one lakh announced by the government.

Madi had been working in Kalimela Area Committee of Division under Andhra Border Special Zonal Committee of the outlawed CPI (Maoist), he said.

She decided to give up arms and return to the social mainstream due to various reasons including frequent anti-operations conducted by the security forces in interior areas of Kalimela, Meena claimed.

She also did not like the activities of some cadres who are involved in brutal killings of innocent people, he said.

Madi would get monetary assistance as per the surrender and rehabilitation scheme of the government. She would also get financial assistance for building house, pursuing studies and getting training in a trade/vocation of her liking, the SP added.

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First Published: Mon, December 03 2018. 14:05 IST