Odisha: Four armed cadres of Communist Party of India- Maoists (CPI-M) carrying cash rewards, surrendered before the local police here on Saturday.
The Maoists, identified as Sambari Munda, Rambati Hembram, Aiban Tiu and Dharani Singh, submitted their guns and 16 live bullets, after reportedly being tortured and humiliated by top Maoist cadres.
Addressing mediapersons, Superintendent of Police (SP) Keonjhar Ashish Singh welcomed the ultras to the mainstream, and assured financial assistance to them.
"Armed members of the Kalinganagar divisional committee which was operational in five districts of Orissa, have surrendered before us. We welcome them to the mainstream and we assure them all assistance to help them rehabilitate themselves and settle into the mainstream," he said.
The authorities announced a financial assistance of Rs 50, 000 each to the surrendered Maoists, besides offering free education to their children.