A Maoist (Naxal) leader, carrying Rs 8 lakh reward and wanted in at least 20 criminal cases, surrendered before security forces in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district on Thursday, according to the official statement. As per details, Sodi Muya, a secretary of the Kerlapal area committee of the CPI (Maoist), was "involved" in several attacks on security forces during his 15 years with the outlawed group, they said.
Sukma Superintendent of Police said, "On 14th and 15th August, red posters were installed by a Naxal group against other outside Naxal leaders who used to come and force locals her to join their groups. From those posters, we could figure out an internal conflict amongst them. Muya carried a reward of Rs 8 lakh and was wanted in 20 criminal cases related to violence and attack on security forces.”
Muya was involved in the December 2014 Chintagufa (Sukma district) ambush, in which 14 security personnel were killed, and the March 2017 Bheji attack in the same district in the south Bastar region in which 12 personnel died, the officials said.