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Six Naxalites carrying cumulative reward of Rs 36 lakh surrender in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma

The surrendered militants include a member of Maoists’ People’s Liberation Guerrilla Army (PLGA) battalion Number 1, who carried a bounty of Rs 8 lakhs on his head.

Screenshot 2024 05 10 090816SUKMA: Six Naxalites carrying a cumulative bounty of Rs 36 lakh on their heads surrendered in Chhattisgarh’s Sukma district on Thursday, an official said.

Sukma Superintendent of Police Kiran Chavan identified the six as Dudhi Pojja and his wife Dudhi Pojje, Ayate Korsa alias Jayakka, Kawasi Muda, Karam Naranna alias Bhuma and Madkam Sukka alias Rainu.

“Pojja carried a reward of Rs 8 lakh on his head and was part of the Maoists’ People’s Liberation Guerrilla Army (PLGA) battalion Number 1 and also a People’s Party Committee Member (PPCM). His wife Pojje, with a bounty of Rs 8 lakh on her head, was also a member of PLGA battalion Number 1,” the SP said.

“Jayakka, who carried a reward of Rs 5 lakh on her head, was Kistaram area committee commander as well as Area Committee Member (ACM). Muda, Bhuma and Madkam had a cumulative bounty of Rs 15 lakh on their heads. The six surrendered after being impressed by the district police’s ‘Puna Narkom’ (which means new dawn in the local Gondi dialect) rehabilitation drive for Naxalites,” he added.

They will be provided facilities as per the state government’s surrender and rehabilitation policy, he said.

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