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Sambalpur: In a major jolt to Maoist outfit in the state, one of its top leaders Kunu Dehury surrendered before Sambalpur Police on Friday. He was carrying a hefty reward of Rs 8 lakh on his head.
Informing on the surrender at a press conference, Odisha DGP RP Sharma said Kunu had joined the erstwhile Maoist Communist Centre of India (MCC-I) in the year 2002 and had been elevated to the level of Divisional Committee Secretary (DCS) in the year 2015. He had given up arms before Sambalpur SP Sanjeev Arora today after having lost faith in the ideology of the CPI (Maoist) organisation as well as the dwindling support base as a result of intensive operations by the security forces.
“Kunu’s case would be examined as per the existing Surrender and Rehabilitation Scheme of the State Government,” assured the DGP.
Kunu, a resident of Tamparsingha village under Jujumura police station in Sambalpur district worked as a Divisional Committee Secretary (DCS) of the outlawed CPI (Maoist) organisation. He was active with the Sambalpur-Deogarh-Sundergarh (SDS) Division of the group and had spearheaded at least 51 attacks (42 in Sambalpur district, 5 in Rourkela and 4 in Deogarh).