Three Naxals, one among them allegedly concerned in lethal assaults on safety forces and carrying reward of Rs 3 lakh on his head, have surrendered in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada district, an official stated on Sunday.
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The cadres, together with a lady, turned themselves in earlier than police and CRPF officers on Saturday night, Dantewada Superintendent of Police Abhishek Pallava stated.
The official stated the rebels have been impressed by the police’s rehabilitation drive ‘Lon Varratu’, and upset with the “hole” Maoist ideology.
Of them, Suresh Kadti (35), who was lively as part commander in platoon quantity 11 of Maoists, was allegedly concerned a number of Naxal incidents.
He was needed for the 2007 Ranibodli police outpost assault in Bijapur whereby 55 safety personnel have been killed, assault on the Chhattisgarh Armed Pressure camp in Murkinar in 2006 in which seven CAF jawans have been killed, and the 2008 Modakpal ambush in which six safety personnel misplaced their lives, he stated.
Kadti was carrying a reward of Rs 3 lakh on his head, Pallava stated.
One other surrendered naxal, Sonu Madkam (25), was lively as a janmilitia member and was concerned in incidents of damaging roads, torching autos engaged in street building works and placing up Maoist posters and banners, he stated.
The girl cadre, Jogi Markam (27) was a member of the Chetna Natya Mandli- a cultural wing of Maoists, he stated. With this, 319 Naxals have thus far surrendered in the district underneath the ‘Lon Varratu’ (return to your property/village) marketing campaign, launched in June final yr, the official stated.
Beneath the ‘Lon Varratu’ (time period coined in native Gondi dialect) initiative, the Dantewada police have put posters and banners in native villages of at least 1,600 Naxals, principally carrying money rewards on their heads, and appealed them to return to the mainstream.
The cadres who’ve laid down their arms are additionally being supplied ability growth coaching in totally different disciplines for his or her rehabilitation, the official stated.