Five Maoists Surrender & 2 Others Arrested in Chhattisgarh

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Raipur: Five Naxalites, including three carrying cash rewards on their heads, surrendered before police on Thursday, while two others were arrested in insurgency-hit Bijapur district in Chhattisgarh, police said.

“The five cadres surrendered before senior police officials in Bijapur district headquarters citing ill-treatment by senior cadres and disappointment with ideology of the outlawed Naxalites movement,” Bijapur Additional Superintendent of Police Indira Kalyan Elesela told.

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Surrendered Naxalites were identified as Hemla Paklu (28), Budhram Kowasi (24), Hemla Pandu (25), Motu Parsa (19) and Hemla Budhram (35), he said. Of them, Paklu, a member of military platoon no. 12 was carrying a reward of Rs two lakh, while Rs one lakh each was announced for the arrest of militia company commander Budhram and Awapalli militia commander Pandu, he added.

In another incident, two Naxalites Renga Shankraiyya (30) and Sukman Kursam (27) were arrested from Awapalli police station area in Bijapur district, Elesela said. According to the official, they were involved in incidents of loot and arson in the region.

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