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Woman among six Maoists surrender; one arrested in Chhattisgarh

RAIPUR: Six Maoists including a woman on Thursday surrendered and another was arrested from separate locations in the insurgency-hit Bastar region of Chhattisgarh, police said.

Four cadres who were handling separate tasks under Malangir Area Committee of outlawed CPI (Maoist) turned themselves in before police in Dantewada district of Southern Bastar, Dantewada Superintendent of Police, Kamlochan Kashyap told PTI.

Of the surrendered, Laxman was heading Dandakarnya Adivasi Majdoor Sangthan- a frontal outfit of Maoists and the woman - Hungi was the chief of another rebels' backed upfront named Krantikari Adivasi Mahila Sangthan in Cholnar area, the SP said, adding two others - Raju and Kosa- were working as Janmilitia members.

“Large number of local villagers accompanied the ultras during their surrender,” the SP said. The rebels cited brutal murder of villagers, extortion, preventing children from attending schools and thwarting development works (by Maoists) as reasons of their surrender, he said.

In another incident, two ultras surrendered at the CPPF's 212 battalion camp in Kondagaon district. Those surrendered were identified as Nagru (40) and Bajnu (24), a senior police official said.

Meanwhile, a naxal who was carrying a reward of Rs 10,000 on his head was apprehended from Bijapur district. Bali alias Boti (34) was nabbed by a joint squad of Central Reserve Police Force and district force from Jangla police station forests.

Active in the banned movement since past 8 years, Boti has been involved in several incidents of crime including loot, arson, murder, attacks on police party and others, the official said. The interrogation of arrested cadre was on, he added. (PTI)