FiveNaxals, four of them carrying cash rewards between Rs 1 lakh and Rs 8 lakh on their heads, todaysurrenderedin Chhattisgarh's Bijapur district, police said. The ultras, including a woman, gave themselves up before senior police officials at the district headquarters, about 400km from here. They cited "disappointment" with the Maoist way of life and their "hollow" ideology for disassociating themselves from the armed movement and joining the national mainstream, Bijapur Superintendent of Police K L Dhruv told PTI. Those surrendered were identified as Shanti alias Rambati Modiam (25), Raju Vacham (25), Munna Veladi (28), Somaru Mandavi (25) and Manoj Bhogami (22), he said. Of them, Shanti was active as a member of a 'military company' of the outlawed CPI (Maoist) in Mad area of the district, the SP said, adding she was carrying a reward of Rs 8 lakh on her head. Vacham, a member of a local organisation squad, and Veladi (28), a 'deputy commander, were carrying cash rewards of Rs 3 lakh and Rs 2 lakh, respectively, on their heads, Dhruv added. Likewise, Mandavi (25), an active LGS (local guerrilla squad) member, was carrying a reward of Rs 1 lakh on his head, the SP said. He said Rs 10,000 in cash was given to each of the surrenderedrebel as encouragement money.
They will be rehabilitated as per the government policy.
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