23 Maoists surrender with arms

Muzaffarpur: Altogether 23 Maoists surrendered to the police on Sunday with arms and ammunitions in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district in the presence of a large number of local people.

The ultras handed over 14 rifles, six country-made pistols and 100 round ammunitions to the police and were subsequently sent to jail, official sources said.

Speaking on the occasion, Tirhut Division Commissioner S K Negi said the administration would provide the surrendered Maoists assistance under the Naxal Reform Package to enable them to take to return to mainstream life.

He urged other Maoists to follow their example and give up arms.