Just days after the deadly Maoist attack in Sukma, Chhattisgarh, that claimed the lives of 25 CRPF jawans, the Sukma Police, on 28 April, released a set of posters offering cash rewards for anyone who helps nab various Naxalites — dead or alive.
Some of the rewards go up to Rs The cash rewards are different for different people, with the bounty going up to Rs 40 lakh for
Ramanna, who is a member of the Central Committee of Maoists, carries a bounty of Rs 40 lakh on his head, while awards for others range between Rs 3 lakh, Rs 5 lakh, Rs 8 lakh and Rs 10 lakh.
The posters read as follows:
The person who catches this Maoist – dead or alive – or gives information about him, aids in his arrest will get the following cash reward.
The posters also state that the name and address of the informant will be kept confidential. The 24 April attack on CRPF personnel in Sukma was the deadliest Maoist attack in seven years. The assault has prompted the paramilitary to change its tack as regards anti-Maoist offensives in the South Bastar region.
(With inputs from ANI and News18)