Eight Maoists surrender in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma

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Sukma: At least eight Naxals including two senior members of Maoist military battalion carrying hefty awards on their heads surrendered before the district police chief and the CRPF DIG at Sukma on Tuesday.

The police released the details of those who surrendered along with their position within the banned organisation and the villages they belonged to.

Those who surrendered were involved in some of the major incidents in the past.

Among them, two women- Vetti Pali (25) and Komram Sammi, were hardcore Maoists with rewards of Rs 8 lakh against their names, an official said.

Two others who surrendered on Tuesday, Podiyam Tinku (45), a militia command-in-chief, and Malangir local guerrilla squad Rava Bheema, carried rewards of Rs 1 lakh each on their heads, he said, adding that the other four were lower level cadre.

As per the surrender and rehabilitation package of the state government, each of them would be given an incentive amount of Rs 10,000 and they will further be entitled for assistance under the same system.

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