Raipur: Ten Maoists, including a woman with Rs. 10 lakh reward on her head, surrendered before the police in Darba of Bastar region of Chhattisgarh on Monday.
The Maoists surrendered before senior police official Rajendra Narayan Dash and District Collector Amit Katariya. The government’s surrender policy and the rehabilitation programme for them, is said to be the main motive behind their decision to give-up arms.
They were also under pressure due relentless anti-Maoists campaign by the police and a desire to join back the mainstream. Apart from giving the surrendered Maoists Rs. 10, 000, they would also be given a training to become self dependent at a livelihood college.
In May, forty Maoists, including nine women, surrendered before the police in the insurgency-hit Bastar district.
The surrendered Maoists had also reportedly informed that they were frustrated with increasing pressure of anti-Naxalite operations in the region. In March, as many as 56 Maoists, including three women, surrendered in the Bastar.
Dreaded woman Maoist Mase alias Shabnam Mandavi (23), an area committee member carrying a reward of Rs five lakh on her head, was also among those who surrendered in March.
In one of the biggest surrender in the history of Chhattisgarh, as many as 122 Maoists had surrendered before the senior Police officials and district administration in Dornapal Police Station of Sukma district in April.