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)