Maoist leader surrenders in Bihar

A Maoist leader, evading arrest for the past 20 years surrendered with arms to police at the district collectorate.

Last Updated: May 28, 2012, 18:12 PM IST

Sasaram: A Maoist leader, evading arrest for the past 20 years and carrying a cash reward of Rs 2 lakh on his head, on Monday surrendered with arms to police at the district collectorate.

Tej Bahadur alias Tejwa, opearated as `sub-zonal commander` of Sone-Ganga and Bindhayachal area, surrendered to the Superitendent of Police Manu Maharaj.

He also surrendered one Insas rifle, 124 cartridges and nine magazines.

The Maoist leader was carrying a cash reward of Rs 2 lakh on his head and wanted for 45 violent incidents.

Maharaj said under Maoist rehabilitation scheme, the district administration provided a cheque of Rs 10,000 to his wife Chanda Devi and he would recommend to the state government for payment of other benefits to the surrendered rebel leader.

PTI