Hardcore Maoist cadre surrenders in Kandhamal


Phulbani: A hardcore Maoist cadre, carrying a cash reward of Rs1 lakh on his head, surrendered before the Phulbani police in Kandhamal district on Sunday.

The surrendered militant has been identified as Andhara Kanwar alias Ram. He hails from Jorkishoru village under Phiringia block of Kandhamal district.

According to police, Ram was the active member of AKBN division. He is suspected to be involved in six cases including two murders and an encounter with police.

He will be provided monetary assistance as per the Surrender and Rehabilitation Scheme of Government of Odisha, the police said

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