A Maoist surrendered in Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district while security forces defused an IED in Narayanpur district, police said on Saturday.
Ramesh Madvi (30), a resident of Galgam Schoolpara in Bijapur's Usoor police station limit, surrendered to the police, a release from the Bijapur police said.
He was section commander of a Maoist militia platoon active in Usoor area.
Madvi deeply dissatisfied with "unnecessary Naxalite violence, hardships of jungle life and the hollow ideology of the Maoists", a press release said.
He had joined the Maoists in 2003 and five years later became a member of the Galgam milia. He rose further in rank in 2016 and 2017.
In 2018 he was involved in setting a bus on fire after forcing the travellers to alight between Awapalli and Usoor. He was involved in burning two construction vehicles in 2019 at Usoor.
After surrendering, he was provided assistance of Rs 10,000 and will be rehabilitated as per the surrender policy of the state government, the police said. In a separate incident, the ITBP and district force on a de-mining operation found a 2 kg IED (improvised explosive device) planted by Naxalites in Narayanpur district. It was discovered near Kurusnar village.