Dantewada: Twenty-eight Naxals, together with 4 with rewards on their heads, surrendered on Sunday in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada district, a senior police official stated.
They laid down arms in entrance of senior police and CRPF officers within the newly-established Chikpal police camp in Katekalyan space, some 340 kilometres from the state capital Raipur, stated Dantewada Superintendent of Police Abhishek Pallava.
Amongst those that surrendered, Manglu Madkami, a member of the Maoists “platoon number 22” and Baman Kawasi, a part of the Katekalyan native organisation squad, had rewards of Rs 2 lakh every on their heads, Pallava advised PTI.
“Two others, identified as Handa, and woman Naxal Podiyami Gangi, a self-styled commander of the Naxal cultural outfit Chetna Natya Mandali, had rewards of Rs 1 lakh each on their heads. The rest 24 were low-rung jan militia cadre,” the SP knowledgeable.
They’ve advised police they surrendered because of their disillusionment with the Maoist ideology and need to see improvement of their native areas, Pallava stated.
All 28 got Rs 10,000 every as “encouragement money” and additional help will likely be offered to them beneath the state authorities’s Give up and Rehabilitation Coverage, the SP stated.