16 naxalites surrender in Chhattisgarh

Dantewada, Jan 30: At least 16 Naxals, two of them carrying cash rewards on their heads, surrendered before police and CRPF officials in Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada district on Saturday, an official said.

The lower-rung cadres, who were active in Bacheli and Kirandul areas of the district, surrendered in Kirandul town, citing that they were impressed by the rehabilitation drive ‘Lon Varratu’ and disappointed with the “hollow” Maoist ideology, Dantewada superintendent of police Abhishek Pallava said.

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