Sasaram (Bihar): A Maoist leader, evading arrest for the past 20 years and carrying a cash reward of Rs 2 lakh, on Monday surrendered to police at the district collectorate here on Monday.

Tej Bahadur alias Tejwa, operated as 'sub-zonal commander' of Sone-Ganga and Vindhayachal area, surrendered to Superintendent of Police Manu Maharaj.

The Maoist leader, carrying a cash reward of Rs 2 lakh and wanted in connection with 45 violent incidents, handed over a rifle, 124 cartridges and nine magazines to the police.

Maharaj said under Maoist rehabilitation scheme, the district administration provided a cheque of Rs 10,000 to his wife Chanda Devi.

The SP said he would recommend to the state government for payment of other benefits to the surrendered rebel leader.


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