Ten Maoists, including two area commanders and three women rebels, surrendered before Chotanagpur range DIG A.V. Homkar at the inaugural ceremony of "bandook chhodo, volleyball khelo abhiyan" (drop guns and play volleyball) programme in Lohardaga on Wednesday.
The two area commanders Vishal Kherwar (26) and Kal-eshwar Kherwar (19) carried Rs 2 lakh rewards each on th-eir heads. Following their surrender, they were handed over cheques of Rs 50,000 each. They will also get money corresponding to the cash rewards soon.
Others who surrendered are Chandreshwar Oraon (23), Jitendra Ganjhu (23), Sukh-ram Kherwar (34), Sukhlal Nageshia (18), Meena Oraon (23), Sushanti Oraon (18), Seema Oroan (18) and Harendra Oraon (19), who was recently elevated to the rank of sub-zonal commander.