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Two Maoists Give Up Guns, Surrender Before Angul Police

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17 December 2017

Diptanshu Dash

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Angul: At a time when the State Government has taken to physiological warfare for tackling left wing extremism in Odisha, two teenaged Maoists surrendered before the police on Sunday. One of the two happens to be a minor girl. The two Maoists have been identified as Sukuram Prusty (18) alias Gulsan is a native of Gailikera area in West Singhbum district of Jharkhand and Khusbu Jarai (17) alias Surjmuni of Kiriburu area of the same district.

The two were active operatives of the SDS division of the CPI (Maoist) group and were working for the .303 cadre of the outlawed organisation. They surrendered before Angul SP Brijesh Kumar Rai here on Sunday.

Massive anti-maoist operations by the State police have led to heavy casualties within the cadre which was forced them to relocate frequently, Angul police said.

Prusty survived an encounter recently, decided to give up arms and join the mainstream to lead a normal life. “Jarai, on the other hand, was actively involved in recruiting tribals for the organisation but she faced exploitation at the hand of senior members and decided to surrender,” a press statement issued by the district police said.

The former Maoists will be rehabilitated under the surrender and rehabilitation policy of the State Government, Rai said.

In another development, Additional DG of the Border Security Force (BSF), Arun Kumar met DG Police Dr RP Sharma in the state capital today. The two top cops had a high level discussion on joint operations of the State Police and BSF in LWE dominated regions of Odisha.

Earlier in the day, Kumar went to Malkangiri and held meetings with BSF commanders who are leading anti-maoist operations in the region.

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Brijesh Kumar Rai, SP, Angul

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Khusbu Jarai alias Surjmuni