Malkangiri (Odisha), June 28 (ANI): Two Maoists surrendered before the police in Malkangiri area of Odisha on Sunday.
Inspector General, Naxal Operation Odisha, Jaswant Singh, said that the two Maoists of Koraput-Malkangiri division, Adma Kawasi and Rama Madangi, surrendered after their top leader was killed last week.
“In the joint operation of Andhra and Odisha police there was exchange of fire in cut off area in which a Naxal cadre was killed and the Naxal camp was destroyed. After which these two and their friends were ready to leave the Naxal organisation and surrender. In coming days, their other friends are going to surrender. We welcome all of them and in order to bring them to the mainstream steps will be taken as per the government’s rehabilitation policy package,” said Singh.
The Maoists who have surrendered said that they were being exploited in the name of tribal development.
One of the Maoists said that if any one of them got even a minor job, they would be killed by Maoist leaders after being labeled as ‘police informer’.
During the operation the special force had also recovered guns, bullets and other materials used by Naxals from the Maoist camp. (ANI)