Nuapada: A hardcore Maoist cadre identified as Purna Chandra Majhi alias Aazad surrendered before Nuapada superintendent of police on Tuesday, police said.
Majhi was an active cadre of Mainpur-Nuapada Division and was carrying a reward of Rs 1 lakh on his head.
According to police Majhi was involved in Maoist activities since 2015 and later joined Mainpur-Nuapada Division in July 2017. He was also a part of Sinapali LOS of CPI (Maoist). It was learnt that Majhi was forcefully inducted in Maoist cadre by Anju (DCM) and Sunil (ACM).
Majhi left the rebel outfit citing that he was inducted forcibly and was disillusioned by the Maoist ideologies.
Police said Majhi was involved in Badjhola firing on February 25, 2018 and Kathpar firing on April 7, 2018. Majhi will be rehabilitated as per the surrender policy of Odisha Government.