Bhubaneswar: A dreaded Maoist couple were among five hardcore Left wing extremists (LWE) involved in over 150 cases surrendered before the police in Odisha’s Malkangiri district on Thursday. The Maoist couple are said to be carrying a reward of Rs 9 lakh on their head.
According to sources, all these five LWEs decided to surrender in order to return to the social mainstream.
These surrendered Maoists told the police that they were fed up with their activities after realising that Tribals and poor people were being harassed and exploited by the Maoists.
Meanwhile police confirming their surrender said that these surrendered LWEs who decided to return to social mainstream will be rehabilitated as per the state government’s policy on surrender of Maoists.