On Saturday, a total of six wanted Maoists surrendered before the police in Gadchiroli district of Maharashtra. They comprised of two men and four women cadres. Collectively they carried a total reward of Rs 32.50 Lakh on their head.
Maharashtra: 6 naxals, carrying a total reward of Rs 32.50 Lakh on their head, surrendered before Gadchiroli police today. pic.twitter.com/esVXggCkfo
— ANI (@ANI) July 27, 2019
As per reports, they were wanted for several cases of murder, kidnapping and attack on security forces. Among the surrendered was on Gokul Madavi who was the Commander of Company 4 of CPI Maoists. He carried a bounty of Rs 8.50 lakh on his head. Three cases of murder and two cases of kidnapping registered against him.
Another maoist, known as Ratan alias Munna Kunjami (22), was involved in two encounters in Bijapur Ghat in 2017 and in Aaypenta encounter in 2018. He had several cases pending against him in Chhattisgarh.
Women Naxals were identified as Sarita alias Mukti Kallo(20), Shaila alias Raje Hedo, Zareena alias Shanti Hoyami (29) and Meena Dhurva (22). They carried bounties ranging from Rs 4.50 lakh to Rs 5 lakh.
According to the police a total of 14 Naxals had surrendered in 2019 till now. The surrendered Naxals also revealed that tribal girls were forcibly recruited in the dalams (armed squads).
The central government has promised to rehabilitate Naxals and urged them to join the mainstream by surrendering. Last year in November, 62 Naxals with 51 country-made weapons surrendered in Chhattisgarh’s Bastar region