Nine Naxals surrender in Chhattisgarh

Raipur: Nine lower-rung Naxals today surrendered in Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit Kondagaon district, citing increasing pressure from security forces and disappointment with the ideology of the outlawed CPI(Maoist), police said.

“The rebels, all Jan Militia members, turned themselves in before senior police officials at Kondagoan district headquarters,” Kondagaon Superintendent of Police J S Watti told PTI.

In their statement, they expressed disappointment with “empty” ideology of the outlawed Naxal movement, he said.

“Besides, they were also impressed with the provisions of surrender and rehabilitation policy of the state government, which compelled them to join the mainstream,” he said.

The SP said the ultras were frustrated with the increasing pressure of anti-Naxal operations in the region.