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September 16, 2014 17:42
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Forget Dawood, top Maoist leader Mupalla Lakshman Rao, also known as Ganapathy, is now country's most wanted criminal with a  bounty worth 10 times more than that offered for Dawood Ibrahim.

That's right! Anybody who can help police get hold of Ganapathy will receive a whopping Rs 2.52 crore.

The reward has gone up from a Rs 49 lakh total after the governments of Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh announced to give Rs 1 crore each to anybody who provides information leading to the Naxal leader’s arrest.

Apart from these two states, Andhra Pradesh has announced a reward of Rs 25 lakh, Jharkhand Rs 12 lakh, and the National Investigation Agency (NIA) Rs 15 lakh.

Ganapathy is the general secretary of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of India (Maoist). The 65-year-old is considered the top leader of the armed rebel group, whose professed aim is the violent overthrow of the Indian government.

Intelligence inputs indicate the Andhra Pradesh-born rebel is now hiding in the thick forests of the Abujmarh region, a Maoist bastion in Chhattisgarh considered the headquarters of the rebels.

The bounty for Ganapathy is higher even than what has been offered for Indian Mujahideen members like Iqbal Bhatkal, Riyaz Bhatkal and Amir Reza Khan.

A bounty of only Rs 25 lakh has been offered for the founding members of the terror group responsible for a series of attacks across the country, and who are now believed to be in hiding in Pakistan.

While Delhi Police has offered Rs 15 lakh, NIA’s cash reward for the trio is Rs 10 lakh. Interestingly, the reward offered for India’s most wanted terrorist, Dawood Ibrahim, is only Rs 25 lakh, and this has not been revised for years.

SOURCE: Daily Mail

AW: Suchorita Chowdary

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