Twelve Maoists, 5 of them collectively carrying a reward of Rs 6 lakh on their heads, surrendered in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada district on Sunday, police stated.
The cadres turned themselves in earlier than police and the CRPF officers in Dantewada city saying that they had been impressed by the rehabilitation marketing campaign being run by the native police and upset with the hole Maoist ideology, Dantewada Superintendent of Police Abhishek Pallava instructed PTI.
Dantewada MLA Devti Karma was additionally current on the event, he stated.
Of those ultras, Chanduram Sethiya, who was lively as a member of platoon no. 26 of Maoists, was allegedly concerned in three Maoist assaults, together with in Bhusaras-Chingavarm in 2008, whereby 23 policemen and two civilians had been killed, he stated.
Mr Sethiya was carrying a reward of Rs 2 lakh on his head, Mr Pallava stated.
4 different surrendered ultras- Lakhmu Hemla, Sunil Tati, Manu Mandavi and Maituram Barsa- who had been working in numerous capacities in separate areas of south Bastar, had been carrying rewards of Rs 1 lakh every on their heads, he stated.
The remaining seven Maoists had been lively as lower-rung Maoist members, he stated.
From them, one Amit Kawasi was allegedly concerned within the October 2018 Nilawaya assault, by which three policemen and a Doordarshan cameraman had been killed in Dantewada, he stated.
“All 12 ultras stated of their assertion that they had been upset with the hole Maoist ideology, and had been impressed by the ”Lon Varratu” (time period coined in native Gondi dialect which implies ”return to your village”) marketing campaign being run by the police in Dantewada,” Mr Pallava stated.
In response to the officer, they are going to be supplied services as per the federal government’s give up and rehabilitation coverage, he stated.
Beneath the ”Lon Varratu” initiative launched in June, the police have been placing up posters and banners within the native villages of Maoists, who carry money rewards on their head.
The posters point out the names of rebels and enchantment to them to affix the mainstream, the police official stated.
“Up to now, 82 Maoists, together with these 12, have surrendered beneath the drive,” he added.
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