Families of nine surrendered Maoists to get financial aid | Patna News

PATNA: Family members of nine surrendered Maoists of Gaya and Shahabad ranges were on Monday selected for financial benefits under the state government’s surrender and rehabilitation policy for the Red rebels.
A five-member state level committee headed by ADG, special branch, Sunil Kumar, approved the proposal to give financial assistance to the relatives of self-styled sub-zonal commander Sandip Yadav and eight others, including a woman activist.
Besides Yadav, Subedar Yadav, Nawal Bhuyian, Bhorik Yadav, Kameshwar Bind, Shashi Bhuyian alias Ravi Bhuyian, Akhilesh Bhuyian alias Amresh Bhuyain, Sameer alias Shashi Ranjan and Rita Benga, had surrendered before the senior police officers of Gaya and Kaimur districts in 2019-20.
A sum of Rs 38,72,018 was approved to be disbursed among the relatives of the nine surrendered Maoists. In addition, relaxations were given in the eligibility for their admission in job-oriented courses run by Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs) to make them economically reliant.
As per the provisions, the Maoists will be given a stipend of Rs 6,000 per month during their training for a period of three years. The state government’s surrender policy has been made more lucrative by bringing about certain amendments under Nitish’s rule.
A top-ranking Maoist is entitled for a sum of Rs 5 lakh and Rs 2.5 lakh for less important cadres in the banned outfit. Besides, they are entitled for a stipend of Rs 6,000 per month during training for a period of three years.

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