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 have 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 energetic 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 have 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 have been working in several capacities in separate areas of south Bastar, have been carrying rewards of Rs 1 lakh every on their heads, he stated.
The remaining seven Maoists have been energetic as lower-rung Maoist members, he stated.
From them, one Amit Kawasi was allegedly concerned within the October 2018 Nilawaya assault, during which three policemen and a Doordarshan cameraman have been killed in Dantewada, he stated.
“All 12 ultras stated of their assertion that they have been upset with the hole Maoist ideology, and have been impressed by the ”Lon Varratu” (time period coined in native Gondi dialect which suggests ”return to your village”) marketing campaign being run by the police in Dantewada,” Mr Pallava stated.
In keeping with the officer, they are going to be offered 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 hitch the mainstream, the police official stated.
“Up to now, 82 Maoists, together with these 12, have surrendered underneath the drive,” he added.
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