Narayanpur (Chhattisgarh), Sep 4 (IANS) Under pressure from security forces but encouraged by the state government’s rehabilitation policy for former insurgents, a total of 38 Maoists, including seven women, surrendered in this Chhattisgarh district on Sunday, police said.
Of the surrendered rebels, one woman carries a reward of Rs 1 lakh on her head, while the others are accused in various cases of attempted murder, explosions, arson, loot and dacoity and damaging property, a police official said.
According to police, Sunday’s surrender owes to the pressure piled on the insurgents by the campaign being jointly carried out by the local police, the Special Task Force, the District Reserve Group and the Indo-Tibetan Border Police under the instructions of Inspector General of Police, Bastar, S.R.P. Kalluri and Narayanpur Superintendent of Police Abhishek Meena.
Meena, who was also present on the occasion, said that most of these rebels had been active for at least the last decade, and out of them, Phool Singh, Subhash and Raju had been involved in many major incidents.