11 Naxals surrender in Chhattisgarh

Raipur: Eleven Naxals "impressed" by the surrender policy of Chhattisgarh government, surrendered today in Kondagaon district, while citing disappointment with the "ill-treatment" by senior cadres, police said.

The ultras turned themselves in before senior police officials, saying they were frustrated with the ill-treatment by senior leaders and that they got impressed by the surrender policy of Chhattisgarh government, Kondagaon Superintendent of Police J S Watti told PTI.

Two of the cadres, Ganesh Korram (23) and Lalit Kashyap (22), were carrying a reward of Rs 3 lakh each on their head and were acting as key Maoist couriers in Bastar region, he said.

Besides, Kolsai alias Panku (30), a military platoon member, was carrying Rs 2 lakh cash reward, while Rs 1 lakh each was announced for the arrest of Dhaniram (23) and Folsingh Salaam, who were local operation squad member and head of Maoists' cultural outfit Chetna Natya Mandli, respectively.

All the three were instrumental in carrying out several violent attacks in the region, he said.

The others who surrendered were lower rung members of the banned outfit, he said. Necessary assistance will be provided to them, as per the rehabilitation and surrender policy of the government, the SP added.

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