Nuapada: A wanted Maoist surrendered before the Nuapada police on Wednesday.
He was identified as Durbadal Bariha.
According to reports, he surrendered before Nuapada SP Smith Parmar at the district headquarters office.
Talking to mediapersons, the SP said Bariha had been working as a member in the Bargarh-Balangir Mahasamund Division of the outlawed CPI (Maoist) since 2009.
“He was involved in the torching of a camp of a road construction company and its machinery at Palsada in Bargarh district in 2009, setting fire to some trucks at Jharmunda in 2011 and murder of a man at Baratunda village in 2012. He was carrying a cash reward of Rs 1 lakh on his head,” he said.
Apart from Bargarh district, Bariha had worked in other Maoist divisions in Koraput, Malkangiri, Sambalpur and Sundargarh districts, the SP added.
Parmar said the surrendered Maoist would be provided h financial assistance, free education and vocational training to earn his livelihood in accordance with the surrender rehabilitation policy of the state government.