Cuttack: Attracted towards State Government’s Surrender and Rehabilitation (S&R) policy, two hardcore Maoists carrying cash awards on this heads surrendered in Malkangiri before Odisha police on Sunday.
Rame Podiami alias Sabita, an area committee member & Pallachalam LOS (local organisation squad) commander, and Raidhar Dhurua, working as PM and secretary of Daldali Cell surrendered before the Malkangiri police in presence of DGP Abhay this morning.
Rame Podiami@Sabita, ACM & Pallachalam LOS Commander and Talse Huika also an ACM in Boipariguda Area Committee carried reward of 4 lakhs each. Raidhar, PM carried reward of 1 lakh.
The Left Wing Extremism (LWE) activities have significantly come down in the Malkangiri district, especially in the cut-off area. Many security camps have been set up in the cut-off area in the last one year, DGP Abhay said.
“The State Government has a good surrender and rehabilitation policy and we are putting continuous efforts to bring the Maoists to the mainstream of society,” he said.
These surrenders will motivate others to surrender and join the mainstream, he further said.
This surrender is a strong repudiation of Maoist organisation n tactics and endorsement S&R Policy of Odisha Government, pointed out Amitabh Thakur, IGP Operations.
“Many members of our party have been infected with Coronavirus while many other have died. I was scared and therefore surrendered before the Odisha Police. Besides, I was attracted by the Odisha government’s surrender and rehabilitation policy for the Maoists,” said Sabita after surrendering before the police.
The DGP has further appealed to all to shun violence and come forward to surrender. All should join hands for furthering the developmental initiatives of the government.
DGP Odisha and other senior officers of Odisha Police, BSF also visited Temurpalli BSF camp. They reviewed the LWE scenario, interacted with BSF personnel & commended their efforts for significant progress made on the anti-naxal front in recent times.