30 Maoists surrender before police, four killed in encounter in Chattisgarh
Bastar, Jan 16 (ANI): Around 30 Maoists surrendered before police in Bastar district of Chhattisgarh. Surrendered Maoists were residents of Mundagarh, Kaknar, Burgum, Chandela, Mardum and Lohandiguda villages. The Maoists were booked for various cases including murder, shooting at police officials, bomb blasts and vandalizing government buildings. They decided to give up arms after getting affected by the ongoing encounters and the government’s rehabilitation policy. Meanwhile, in Bijapur district of the state, four bodies of Maoists - including a woman - were recovered after a successful operation against the rebels. The Maoists were killed in an encounter with personnel of District Reserve Guard (DRG). The police also recovered country made grenades and other equipments used by the Maoists.