Eight Naxalites surrender in Chhattisgarh
RAIPUR: Eight Naxalites, including a commander rank cadre, on
Saturday surrendered in the Maoist-hit Kondagaon district of Chhattisgarh.
The Naxalites who surrendered were active in Kondagaon area of
the restive Bastar region and were involved in several incidents of crime
ranging from bomb blasts, attacks on police party, destruction of educational
premises and torching of vehicles engaged in development works in the region,
Kondagaon additional superintendent of police (ASP) Surjit Atri said.
“The Maoists said that they surrendered as they were
disappointed by the high-handedness of senior cadres, exploitation of tribal
women and atrocities on tribals by them,” Atri said.
According to the cadres, they were also frustrated with the high
handedness of the senior leaders from Andhra Pradesh who allegedly suppress
cadres belonging to Chhattisgarh and exploit them.
“They also alleged that senior leaders from Andhra Pradesh
sexually exploited the tribal women and girls and were also involved in
extorting money from the locals,” the ASP said.
Those who surrendered are - Manaku (36), former commander of
local guerrilla squad (LGS) of Maoist, Bajjuram Salaam (35), Ranu Netam (21)- a
Jantana Sarkar member, Sobhi Salaam (28), Aaytu Sori (27)- a Daula dalam
member, Shankar Salaam (25)- a Janmilitia member, Ghassi Salaam (35)- Daula
dalam (medical wing) member, Santosh (28) a Aadnar janmilitia member. All are
natives of Bayanar police station limits of the district.
The ASP said that the Maoists, who have surrendered, will be
rehabilitated as per the policies of the state government.