Maoist carrying Rs 1 lakh reward surrenders in Malkangiri
Malkangiri: A Maoist carrying a reward of Rs 1 lakh on his head surrendered before the police in Malkangiri district with a desire to return to the social mainstream.
Mahadev Madkami, who had joined the banned CPI(Maoist) in 2015, surrendered before Malkangiri SP Risikesh D Khilari on Sunday saying he had realised the futility of the violent path adopted by Naxals. Odisha Government had announced a reward of Rs 1 lakh on the head of the surrendered Maoist, the SP said.
Operating as an active member of Darva division of the banned outfit in Malkangiri and neighbouring areas, Madkami was allegedly involved in several cases. Several criminal cases are pending against him in different police stations.
Madkami decided to give up arms and join the social mainstream as he realised that the violent path adopted by Naxals was of no use. He was also impressed with the development works being implemented in Malkangiri district, police said, adding that Madkami was also disappointed with the behaviour of senior Maoist leaders.
Establishment of Border Security Force (BSF) camps at Temurupalli, Kartanpalli, Tentuliguma and Madhupadar in Tulsi area along the Odisha-Chhattisgarh border has also contributed to his move to surrender.
Madkami will be provided with monetary assistance as per the Surrender and Rehabilitation Scheme of Odisha Government. He will also get financial assistance for building house, pursuing studies and undergoing training in a trade/vocation of his liking, the SP said.