Two Maoists surrender before police
Two Maoists, including a woman, carrying reward of Rs four lakh each on their head surrendered before police in Koraput district today.
The woman Maoist has been identified as Suna Hikoka (23) alias Divya, while the other surrendered rebel is Vanjam Jaga alias Jaga. While Divya is a resident of Narayanpatna in Koraput district, the other naxal is a resident of Sukma district in Chhattisgarh.
Police said the surrendered rebels were in the rank of area committee members (ACM) and were working for the Koraput division of the banned outfit.
"Divya who had joined the Maoist organisation in 2009 was involved in kidnapping of a legislator in 2012. She was also wanted for her involvement in the murder of at least 14 civilians apart from several other violent incidents," said SP (Koraput) Charan Singh Meena.
Similarly, Jaga had joined the Maoist organisation in 2007 and was wanted for his involvement in murdering at least six civilians.
It was learnt from the duo that many more Maoists who are disillusioned want to leave the path of violence but are not allowed by the naxal leaders, he said.
The two will be rehabilitated as per the prevailing surrender policy of the state government. We appeal to the misguided youths to surrender and return to mainstream or else be ready to face action, the SP said.