The advisory council to Jharkhand governor on Saturday approved a plan to increase the bounty offered for a dreaded naxalite, dead or alive.
The advisory council of the Governor decided to increase the bounty for the arrest or death of a dreaded naxalite from the current Rs five lakh, Cabinet Secretary P K Jajodia told reporters here.
The eastern state is currently under the President’s rule. With such an approval, it is now upto the state police to ask for how much hike they want.
The advisory council had on February 13 announced a rehabilitation package including money, insurance, medical benefits, vocational training and land for the surrendered members of an outlawed Maoist group in the state.
Eighteen of the twenty four districts in Jharkhand have been facing naxal violence for the past few years.