Among the surrendered Naxals, Ayatu Bhaskar has a reward of Rs 3 lakh and Raju Karam and Mahesh Kumar Dodi have a reward of Rs 1 lakh, officials said.
Eight Naxalites, including three respected Naxalites, have surrendered to police in Chhattisgarh’s Naxal-affected Dantewada district. Dantewada district police officials said on Tuesday that Ayatu Bhaskar, 25, commander of the Saxon C of the Bhairamgarh area committee, Area Platoon No. 13 in Bhairamgarh, and eight Naxals were injured in the ongoing Lone Vararatu (come back) campaign in the Bhairamgarh area committee district. (25), Bhumkal Militia Commander Mahesh Kumar Dodi (226), Bhumkal Militia Saxon A Commander Laxma Tati (22), CNM member Bhim Barse (26), Janmilitia member Sona Tati (20), Janmilitia member Madaka Barsa (21) and Pitta alias Bhim Mandavi, 35, a supplier of Malinga Area Committee, has surrendered to the police.
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Officials said the surrendered Naxals had a reward of Rs 3 lakh on Ayatu Bhaskar and Rs 1 lakh on Raju Karam and Mahesh Kumar Dodi. He said there were multiple criminal cases against the surrendered Naxals, including police assault, killing villagers, setting fire to vehicles and damaging government property. Police officials said the Naxals were involved in the car bombing of BJP MLA Bhim Mandabi in 2019 along with Bhim Barse, Sona Tati, Madaka Barse and Pittoy. MLA Mandavi died in the incident.
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He said the Lone Bhartu campaign was being conducted to honor the people of different villages in Dantewada district who were active, surrendered and living a dignified life in the banned Naxalite organization. As part of the campaign, the area’s Naxals are being detained at police stations, camps and gram panchayats, urging them to return home. In the last seven months, 226 Naxals have surrendered, including 611 prizes, according to police officials. He said that Rs 10,000 has been provided for the surrender of the Naxals.
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