Ranchi: Two Maoist guerrillas surrendered along with firearms in Jharkhand’s Chatra district on Sunday, police said.

Communist Party of India (Maoist) guerrillas Mutur Yadav alias Munu Yadav, a sub-zonal commander, and area commander Sanjay Paswan surrendered at a function at the district headquarters in Chatra in the presence of Special Task Force Inspector General of Police Praveen Kumar and other senior police officials.

The surrendered Maoists were given Rs 50,000 each as per the surrender policy of the state police.

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Mutur Yadav, a resident of Bigha village in Chatra district, joined the CPI-Maoist in 1998. Besides 15 cases registered against him in Chatra district, he also faces several criminal cases in Nawada and Auranagbad districts of Bihar.

Sanjay Paswan of Lipda village in Pratappur in Chatra district, joined the Maoists in 2008. More than half a dozen cases are registered against him at Huntergunj and Pratappur police stations in the district.

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