Koraput: Seven Maoists, trained in use of arms and explosives, surrendered before the police in Koraput district of Odisha, police said on Thursday.
The ultras had joined Maoist-backed Chasi-Mulia Adivasi Sangh in 2009 and later became active members of the banned CPI(Maoist), they said.
"The rebels were trained in using different arms and planting landmines. We suspect their involvement in Maoist offensives at Narayanpatna and Laxmipur," IG of Police (South-Western range), Yashwant Kumar Jethwa said.
The Maoists, who surrendered yesterday, were also engaged in organising village meetings and worked as couriers, he said.