Hyderabad, Feb 12 (PTI) A top leader of the banned CPI (Maoist) in Jharkhand, carrying a cash reward of Rs 1.25 crore on his head, has offered to surrender before Telangana police along with his wife, also a maoist, official sources said Tuesday.

The surrender of B Sudhakar, a native of Telangana, who is now a central committee member of CPI(Maoist) and the chief of CPI (Maoists) in Jharkhand was in process, they said adding Sudhakar’s wife Nilima carries a reward of Rs 10 lakh on her head.

“They expressed their desire to surrender.. Discussions are underway.. We are expecting the duo’s surrender soon,” a senior Telangana Police official told PTI.

Sudhakar carries a reward of Rs 1.25 crore on his head in Jharkhand region and Rs 25 lakh in Telangana, the official said.

In 2017, following the arrest of Sudhakar’s brother B Narayana (also a maoist from Telangana) near Ranchi, police “probed” the alleged investment links of CPI(Maoist), especially in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, sources added.

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