3 Naxals surrender at Dantewada in Chhattisgarh

3 Naxals surrender at Dantewada in Chhattisgarh

Dantewada, Feb 28 (PTI) Three Naxals, one of them
allegedly involved in deadly attacks on security forces and
carrying reward of Rs 3 lakh on his head, have surrendered in
Chhattisgarh”s Dantewada district, an official said on Sunday.

The cadres, including a woman, turned themselves in
before police and CRPF officials on Saturday evening,
Dantewada Superintendent of Police Abhishek Pallava said.

The official said the rebels were impressed by the
police”s rehabilitation drive ”Lon Varratu”, and disappointed
with the “hollow” Maoist ideology.

Of them, Suresh Kadti (35), who was active as section
commander in platoon number 11 of Maoists, was allegedly
involved several Naxal incidents.

He was wanted for the 2007 Ranibodli police outpost
attack in Bijapur wherein 55 security personnel were killed,
attack on the Chhattisgarh Armed Force camp in Murkinar in
2006 in which seven CAF jawans were killed, and the 2008
Modakpal ambush in which six security personnel lost their
lives, he said.

Kadti was carrying a reward of Rs 3 lakh on his head,
Pallava said.

Another surrendered naxal, Sonu Madkam (25), was
active as a janmilitia member and was involved in incidents of
damaging roads, torching vehicles engaged in road construction
works and putting up Maoist posters and banners, he said.

The woman cadre, Jogi Markam (27) was a member of the
Chetna Natya Mandli- a cultural wing of Maoists, he said.

With this, 319 Naxals have so far surrendered in the
district under the ”Lon Varratu” (return to your home/village)
campaign, launched in June last year, the official said.

Under the ”Lon Varratu” (term coined in local Gondi
dialect) initiative, the Dantewada police have put posters and
banners in native villages of at least 1,600 Naxals, mostly
carrying cash rewards on their heads, and appealed them to
return to the mainstream.

The cadres who have laid down their arms are also
being provided skill development training in different
disciplines for their rehabilitation, the official said. PTI

Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Bollyinsidestaff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI

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