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Maoist deputy commander surrenders in Chhattisgarh


Raipur :  A 24-year-old Maoist deputy commander, carrying a reward of Rs 8 lakh, today surrendered before police in Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit Dantewada district.

The cadre, identified as Nandu alias Korsa Budhram was the deputy commander of military company II of Maoists, turned himself in before senior police officials, Dantewada Superintendent of Police Kamlochan Kashyap said.

A native of Jangla in Bijapur district, Nandu was active in West Bastar division. After joining the outlawed CPI (Maoist) in 2007, he has worked at different capacities within the outfit, he said.

Nandu was allegedly involved in several deadly Naxal attacks including Modakpal ambush 2008 in which eight policemen were killed, Minpa ambush in Bijapur 2008 which saw killing of six police personnel and encounter at Nukanpal in which three security forces were killed, the SP said.

According to Nandu, he and a woman ultra – Lekam Sanni – wanted to marry each other but their seniors were opposed to it. Later he fled from the camp when a senior Maoist leader tried to kill him for his love affair, Kashyap said.

Rs 10,000 was given to the surrendered Maoist as an encouragement money. Under the policy of the Chhattisgarh government, necessary assistance will be provided to him, the SP added.

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