Nagpur: Two naxals, collectively carrying a reward of Rs 9,00,000 on their heads, surrendered Monday in Gadchiroli in Maharashtra, police said. They were identified as Jatin alias Bhauji Tumretti (24) and Ranjana alias Jyoti Mattami (18), a release said.
Tumretti, carrying the reward of Rs 4.50 lakh on his head, had joined Chatgaon Dalam in 2016. He had also worked as the bodyguard of divisional committee member Sukhlal.
Mattami, who was also carrying the reward of Rs 4.50 lakh on her head, had joined Gatta Dalam in 2017. She is suspected to have participated in at least four encounter operations against police personnel, the release said.
The naxal duo surrendered due to awareness programme launched by the Gadchiroli police among tribals and the efforts taken for reaching out to families of ultras, the release informed.
A total of 35 Maoists have turned themselves in before the police so far since 2019, it added.