Five Maoists surrender in Rourkela

Rourkela: Five Maoists cadres including three from neighbouring Jharkhand, on Friday surrendered before the police here along with arms and ammunition.

The five were active members of armed cadre platoon no 22 of the ‘Chotanagpur division’ and were involved in ambushes, blasting of schools, Public Health Centres and police outposts in Odisha and Jharkhand.

They were Manoj Lakra (30), Anomol Tirkey (21), Saban Kerketa (19), Atwa Munda (20) and Mahewaswar Singh (19). DIG (Western Range) Y K Jethwa said.

Lakra, Tirkey and Kerketa hailed from Raidihi in Jharkhand and Munda and Singh belonged to Chandiposh in Sundargarh district.

They surrendered rifles and a pistol and ammunition besides ‘uniforms’.