Raipur: Forty Maoists, including nine women, surrendered before the police in the insurgency-hit Bastar district of Chhattisgarh on Saturday. On Monday, nine lower-rank Naxals had reportedly surrendered in insurgency-hit Kondagaon district of the state, citing their disappointment with the ideology of CPI (Maoist).
The surrendered naxals had also reportedly informed that they were frustrated with increasing pressure of anti-Naxalite operations in the region. In March, as many as 56 Naxals, 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