Ranchi: A Maoist sub-zonal commander who was carrying a reward of Rs 5 lakh, has surrendered before Jharkhand Director General of Police D K Pandey, police said.
Santosh Kumar Singh alias Santosh Bhokta, who has 14 cases against him, surrendered yesterday under a government programme.
He is the 17th left wing extremist to lay down arms so far this year. He was active in Simdega and Gumla areas after joining the rebels in 2008.
Singh hails from Tutikel village in Jharkhand and his father and relatives had been in touch with the police since the beginning of the year in connection with his surrender, police said.