60 Naxals from Abujmarh surrendered before Bastar Inspector General (IG) Vivekananda Sinha in Narayanpur, on Thursday.
The surrendered Naxals said that they were fed up with strategy of Maoist organisation. They will now be given benefits under the government’s relief and rehabilitation policy to start their life afresh.
“It’s the outcome of the ongoing anti-Maoist operations. As many as 60 rebels frustrated with the anti-development and anti-tribal ideology of the CPI (Maoist) decided to shun violence and join the mainstream. They were inhabitants of the remote villages located in naxal stronghold of Narayanpur district”, the Bastar inspector general of police Vivekanand Sinha said.
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The mass surrender is seen as a blow to left-wing extremists, who are seen on the back-foot owing to the aggressive operations continuing against them across Bastar region.
Each of them would be given an incentive amount of Rs 10000 and they will further be entitled for assistance under the surrender and rehabilitation package of the state government, the police said