Malkangiri: Three active members of Andhra-Odisha Border Special Zonal Committee (AOBSZC) of Maoist organisation surrendered before Malkangiri SP Rishikesh Dnyandeo Khilari and the BSF.
Informing mediapersons the SP identified the three as Mainu alias Sambhu Dodi of Chinaterem village and Rama Apka of Ganglur village in Bijapur district of neighbouring State Chhattisgarh and Raghu Khara of Beijing village in Malkangiri district of Odisha.
Mainu had joined the banned Maoist in 2009 and was working as Area Committee Member of AOBSZC Military Platoon at the time of surrender. Odisha Government had announced a cash reward of Rs 4 lakh to whosoever gives information about him.
Rama joined the outfit in 2009 and was working as Area Committee Member of AOBSZC Military Platoon during surrender. He too was carrying a cash reward of Rs 4 lakh on his head.
Raghu Khara had joined the banned outfit in Gumma Area Committee in 2017. Currently, he was working as party member of Gumma Area Committee under AOBSZC and was carrying a cash reward of Rs 1 lakh.
All of them will be properly rehabilitated and will receive monetary assistance as per the Surrender and Rehabilitation Scheme of Government of Odisha. They will also get financial assistance for building house, pursuing studies and getting training in a trade/vocation of their will.
Influenced by various developmental activities being undertaken by Odisha Government, they decided to surrender, police informed.
They also disclosed that remaining few local/active Maoist cadres are willing to surrender and join the mainstream of the society because of the torture by Chhattisgarh and Andhra Cadres.