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Three Naxals surrender before cops in C’garh


NaxalsRaipur: Three Naxals, active in the outlawed CPI (Maoist) movement since the past eight years, surrendered in Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit Kondagaon district today, police said.

“The┬ácadres surrendered before senior police officials citing high-handedness of senior cadres, particularly those from Andhra Pradesh as well as sexual exploitation of women and girls by them,”┬áKondagaon Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP) Surjit Atri told.

Those surrendered were identified as Dhaniram Gond (22), Mangal Salaam (26) and Kumarsingh Korram (28), Atri said adding that they were involved in several incidents of crime in the region, including damaging government properties, looting food commodities meant for villagers, executing attacks on security forces, among others.

Head of Chetna Natya Manch (CNM), a cultural outfit of the banned CPI (Maoist) and Koleng Janatana Sarkar, Dhaniram was carrying a reward of Rs 1 lakh on his head, he said.

Korram was looking after the recruitment of children in the outfit, while Mangal was working as Janmilitia member, the ASP said.

In their statement, the surrendered cadres said that the commander rank cadres from Andhra Pradesh were engaged in sexual exploitation of tribal women and girls and extortion from local villagers and traders, the ASP said.

They also blamed senior leaders of leading a luxurious life with the money collected through extortion, he said.

They will be rehabilitated as per the policy of the state government, the ASP said.


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