Malkangiri: In a major success to the police, wanted Maoist Raju alias Waga Kawasi surrendered here before Malkangiri SP on Sunday. Raju was carrying Rs 1 lakh reward on his head.
Over 11 cases are pending against him in different police stations across Odisha out of which eight were murder cases. He was the area committee member of Kalimela Kalamm division for last 13 years.
Speaking to the media, Malkangiri SP, Mitrabhanu Mohapatra said that Raju alias Waga Kawasi after surrendering before police, he has been welcomed to the mainstream of the society. Further, he would be rehabilitated properly as per the rules of Government’s surrender and rehabilitation policy for Maoists.
When Raju was asked about the reason behind his surrender, he said that their leader was not paying attention towards them.
Earlier on February 23, two women cadre Maoists, carrying Rs 4 lakh cash reward each had also surrendered before the Malkangiri police.