Five top Maoists surrender; Naxals set four tripper lorries ablaze
Chhattisgarh police assurance of “safe surrender and fair treatment”, five top
Maoists, including two women cadres, on Monday surrendered before police in the
Naxal-infested Kanker district.
According to Kanker
Superintendent of Police Jitendra Singh Meena, “The Naxals, Ram Sai Dugga alias
Krishna, Juru Salam, Milaap alias Neelap Usendi, Basonteen alias Sandhya and
Manki Dhruva alias Surekha altogether carrying a reward of Rs 19 lakh on their
heads, surrendered before Kanker police.”
They were wanted in
several cases of murder, attacks on police, loot, arson, attempt to murder and
other crimes, Meena said.
The SP said that Maoist
Krishna surrendered with an AK-47. He was serving as Commander of platoon
number-05 active in Partapur Area Committee of banned Communist Party of India
(Maoist), North Bastar Division. He was carrying a reward of Rs 8 lakh on his
Krishna was involved in
Chhindpal ambush in 2008, Panchangi ambush in 2009, Manhakaal encounter in year
2009 and Bhuski encounter in 2010.
He was recruited in the
banned outfit in the year 2003 by Kadme Local Operating Squad (LOS) DVC in-charge
under Partapur Area Committee. After
working in Medhki LOS for a year, he was recruited as member of the platoon
number-5 under Commander Baburao. He became Commander of platoon number-05 in
the year 2012.
The SP also informed
that Naxals-Salam, Usendi and Sandhya have surrendered with a 12-bore gun, an
AK-47 and Indian Small Arms System (INSAS) rifle respectively. Woman cadre
Dhruva has also surrender with a 12-bore gun.
He said, “Salam was
President of Gotumbeda Jantana Sarkar and Secretary of Jaibeli, Kotmi,
Gadhdapal, Khudri, Teeman Bhumkaam and Ganpad
Jantana Sarkar. He is a resident of village Tiralgarh under Bande police
station limits. He was recruited in the CPI (Maoist) by Kasansur LOS Commander
Indraka in the years 1997-98.”
Usendi was platoon
number-1Commander. He was also carrying a reward of Rs 8 lakh on his head. He
was wanted for his involvement in Tadoki Antagarh ambush, Chhindpal encounter,
Panchangi encounter, Saradughamre encounter, Madagiri-Risgaon ambush, Bhuski
encounter and killing of a MLA Jagbandhu.
He joined the Naxalism in the year 2005, the SP added.
According to the SP,
among the two woman cadres - Sandhya and Dhruva - Sandhya was serving as
Commander of Section-B in platoon number-01 under CRB Central Military Company
number-2, Dhruva was former Chharagaon LOS Commander and East Bastar Division
Unit Commander. She was carrying a reward of Rs 3 lakh on her head.
Narayanpur, sensation prevailed in Orchha tehsil when a group of Naxals set
ablaze four tripper lorries and a tractor engaged in road construction work in
the area on Monday morning.
According to police sources,
about two dozen armed Maoists, after threatening the driver and conductor of
the tractor, torched the vehicles engaged in construction of a road near Kaapsi
village under Farasgaon police station limits at around 10 am. The tipper
lorries loaded with macadam and the tractor gutted in the incident.
As per sources, the
rebels stormed at the construction site and stopped vehicles at gun-point after
threatening the driver and the conductor not to support the road construction
work. They have warned them of dire consequences if they will continue the
The rebels targeted
the road construction equipment in the backdrop of hectic efforts by the
departments concerned to expeditiously complete the road work with police
protection for improving road connectivity in remote areas.