A sub-zonal commander of a Maoist outfit on Monday surrendered before Jharkhand police. He carried a reward of Rs 5 lakhs and was active in Garhwa district in the state and also in Balrampur district in Chhattisgarh.
Bharat Lal Singh alias Bhanu ji alias Bhanu Singh Kharwar, a resident of Palhe village, in Garhwa district surrendered at a function amid presence of other senior officials here at the police headquarters.
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According to the police, Bharat was involved in Maoist activist as a sub-zonal commander since 2008-09. His surrender has given a blow to Maoists in Garhwa district, the police said.
The police said that there were at least 18 cases registered against him in different police stations of Garhwa and several others in Latehar and Balrampur (Chhattisgarh).
As per surrender policy, the cash reward he carried would be given to his family members. Many top Maoists have surrendered over the last few months in the state, giving the state police an edge in its fight against Left-Wing Extremism.