Malkangiri, Feb 12: A dreaded Maoist carrying a reward of Rs 4 lakh on his head today surrendered before Malkangiri SP.
The 30-year-old Jipro Habika, resident of Khajaguda under Narayanpatna police limits in Koraput district, was working as an area committee member of Gumma Area Committee under MKVB Division AOBSZC. Police said that he joined the banned CPI (Maoist) group in 2012.
He was involved in nine criminal activities which include murder, exchange of fire and blasting of vehicles.
He was the suspect in killing of Naib Sarpanch G Sundar Rao at Puteru village in Koraput district in 2016, MLA KS Rao and former MLA Siveri Soma near Dunguriguda Mandal of Araku Valey in Visakhapatnam of Andhra Pradesh in 2018, said an official release of Odisha Police.