Pushpendra Singh, Dantewada. Impressed by the Lone Varratu campaign, Naxalites are continuously surrendering. Today in the district, four prize Naxalites including a Naxalite couple surrendered before the police. The Maoist couple were active members of PLGA Battalion No. 1 and PLGA Military Platoon No. 31. A reward of Rs 20 lakh was declared on both of them by the government.
Chhotu Mandavi, a dedicated Maoist of PLGA Battalion No. 1, is a resident of Irapali. He has carried out major Naxalite incidents including Minpa, Galagam and Elmagunda. A dedicated Naxalite of PLGA Military Platoon No. 31, Kosa alias Masa Mandvi resident Rani Vodli, Nukanpal, Tahkwada, Injram, Kirandul and Mailwada have been involved in many incidents.
There has been a joint contribution of the CRPF and the District Police in the dedication of the Naxalites. Chhotu Mandavi 8 lakh prize, Lakhme husband Chhotu 3 lakh prize, Masa Mandavi 8 lakh, Ayate husband Masa was a Naxalite with 1 lakh prize. Let us tell you that till now 609 Maoists including 157 prize Maoists have surrendered.