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387 of them figured in the earlier list announced last year

Rs. 12 lakh cash reward on Central committee members

Rs. 10 lakh on State committee members

HYDERABAD: The State government has announced enhanced cash rewards on the heads of 474 underground Maoists based on their elevated ranks.

An order issued by the government on Thursday said 387 of the 474 extremists figured in the earlier rewards list announced by it last year. The remaining 87 were cadre identified later.

The government had last year announced rewards on the heads of 1,133 extremists. Of them, 71 were arrested, 83 killed in encounters with police, 284 surrendered, 68 identified as inactive and names of 44 others got repeated in the absence of their full identity particulars at the time of proposals being sent for inclusion in the list. The remaining 196 were unidentified. All these 746 names were deleted from the list which left 387 cadre untraced.

The rewards were announced at the rate of Rs. 12 lakh on Central committee members, Rs. 10 lakh on State committee members, Rs. 6 lakh on regional committee members, Rs. 5 lakh on district secretaries and military commanders, Rs. 3 lakh on district committee members, Rs. 2 lakh on area committee members and dalam commanders, Rs. 1 lakh on deputy commanders, Rs. 50,000 on platoon members and Rs. 20,000 on dalam members.

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