7 Naxals carrying Rs 32 lakh reward surrender

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 06 Jan 2019 09:18:39


District Correspondent,


As many as seven Naxalites, including three women, surrendered before police on Saturday in the presence of Superintendent of Police Shailesh Balkawde. All these Naxals were welcomed by Balkawde by presenting them rose flowers and scarfs. The names of these Naxals are given as Vikas alias Sadhu Podali (27), Vaishali Weadi (18), Suraj alias Akash alias Dhanau Hurra (25), Mohan alias Dulsa Kowasi (19), Naveen alias Ashok Peka (25), Janni alias Kavita Dhurwa (26) and Ratto alias Janila (29).

These Naxals were carrying collective reward of Rs 32 lakh on their heads, informed Balkawde. One of them, Vaishali was studying in an Ashram School and was taken away by the outlaws some three years back. The other Naxals have been working with different groups of the outfit. They were involved in various violent and criminal acts that took place in the district.

The surrendered Naxals told the police that they have surrendered because they realised that the outlaws create hurdles in the development works for their own selfish motives. Surrender policy of the State Government and confidence built up by the police personnel was also the reason behind the surrender, they added.

The surrendered Naxalites will be given all the benefits under Government scheme, said Balkawde. He called upon the other Naxals to abandon the movement and join the mainstream by surrendering before the police. The Police Department would provide all necessary help to such Naxals, he assured.

Year 2018 was comparatively a good year for the police as there was no any casualty on their part during the Naxal operations. The outlaws resorted to some violent acts like setting vehicles on fire because they were frustrated, observed Balkawde. Police Department has been taking up various public utility activities in the district and they are getting good response from the people, he added.

“More initiatives have been planned in the coming days for the youths of the district. A group will be sent for the tribal dance competition, some youths will be trained for marathons and even Everest climbing,” said the SP. A mock interview of the UPSC candidates who have to face the personal interviews will also be organised by the police with the help of IAS and APS officers serving in the district so that they could be selected in the civil services and serve people, added Balkawde.

At the outset, a Madia Gondi language calendar brought out by the police was released at the hands of Balkawde and other police officers. The press reporters were also honored on the eve of the Patrakar Din by presenting them rose flowers and saplings.

Also present at the press conference were Mahendra Pandit, Dr Hari Balaji, and Dr Mohit Garg, Additional SPs.