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5 Naxals, 18 supporters surrender in C'garh's Narayanpur

Press Trust of India  |  Raipur 

Five Naxals and 18 Maoist supporters, including five women,havesurrendered in Chhattisgarhs insurgency-hit district, police said today.

They turned themselves in before police and Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) officials at station here yesterday,Superintendent of Police told

The five Naxals were active as jan-militia members of the proscribed outfit while the remaining were supporters, he added.

They were associated with the Naxal movement for a long time and were tasked with arranging meetings and for Maoists, putting up pamphlets, posters and banners, collecting information besides planting IEDs (improvised explosive devices) to target security forces, he said.

"Those who surrendered were in contact with police for the past one year and were willing to come to back to the mainstream. After noticing their activities and willingness to quit the outlawed movement to lead a normal life, their surrender was accepted," he said.

Police said that those who have surrendered have given statements that they were frustrated with the exploitation, violence and atrocities perpetrated in the name of the Naxal movement.

They also told police that they wanted to see development in the area, the SP added.

Theywill be provided assistance according to the surrender and rehabilitation policy of the state government, he added.

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First Published: Sun, April 15 2018. 14:15 IST