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Chhattisgarh: 23 naxals surrender citing ‘ill-treatment’ by senior cadres

The ultras turned themselves in before senior police officials, saying they were "frustrated" with the ill-treatment meted out to them, Bastar Superintendent of Police RN Dash said.

By: PTI | Raipur | Updated: February 28, 2016 8:01:27 pm
naxals 23 Naxals who surrendered before police in Bastar district of Chhattisgarh.

As many as 23 Naxals, including two women, on Sunday surrendered in Bastar district of the state citing “ill-treatment” by senior cadres, police said.

The ultras turned themselves in before senior police officials, saying they were “frustrated” with the ill-treatment meted out to them, Bastar Superintendent of Police RN Dash said.

Of them, three cadres – Katku (Kudur Janatana Sarkar head), Lali Mandavi and Raju Mandavi (area committee members), were carrying a reward of Rs three lakh each on their heads.

Similarly, Kawasi Gore (35) who was the head of Chetna Natya Mandli (CNM) — a cultural outfit of Maoists — was carrying a reward of Rs one lakh on his head, the SP said, adding the rest of the surrendered ultras were lower-rung members.

An encouragement amount of Rs 10,000 was given to each of them and will be given facilities under the surrender and rehabilitation policy, the official said.

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