Ten Maoists surrender in Chhattisgarh

The surrendered cadres also handed over two muzzle-loading guns to police. PTI file photo

Ten Maoists, including three women, on Saturday, surrendered in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Narayanpur district, police said, PTI reports from Raipur

Four of them were carrying cash rewards on their heads.

They turned themselves in before Inspector General of Police (Bastar range) Vivekanand Sinha and officials of the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) at Narayanpur, Superintendent of Police Jitendra Shukla said.

The surrendered cadres also handed over two muzzle-loading guns to police, he said.

Among them, Santu Ram Vadde alias Karan (21), "deputy commander" of the Dandakaranya communication team of Maoists, was carrying a reward of Rs 5 lakh on his head, Shukla said.

Vadde was skilled in operating and repairing wireless sets and preparing switches for Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), the SP said.

Three of the others were carrying rewards of Rs 1 lakh on their heads.

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