Maoist carrying Rs. 1 lakh reward surrenders in Jharkhand

Ranchi: A Maoist carrying a reward of Rs. 1 lakh on his head surrendered before police in Jharkhand’s Dumka district on Thursday, police said.

According to a police statement, Mahasay Baski alias Mahasay Soren, a Maoist belonging to the banned Maoist outfit, Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist), was involved in the killing of Pakur Superintendent of Police Amarjeet Balihar in 2013.

He was an active member of the CPI-Maoist from 2012 to 2018.

The Jharkhand police had announced a reward of Rs. 1 lakh for his arrest.

On Thursday, he surrendered before the Dumka Police and district administration officials. He was handed over a cheque of Rs. 1 lakh as per the provisions of the surrender policy of the State.

Besides killing the SP, he also killed five policemen during the 2014 Lok Sabha polls in Dumka district.

He was also accused of arson.