As many as 62 Naxals with 51 country made weapons surrendered before security forces in Chhattisgarh on November 6, police said. Union Minister Rajnath Singh terms the development a “huge achievement”.
The Naxals surrendered before Bastar Inspector General of Police (IGP) Vivekanand Sinha and Narayanpur SP Jitendra Shukla.
Of the 62 Naxals, 55 surrendered with their arms and ammunition in Narayanpur District, IGP Sinha reportedly said.
The union minister said the success of the government’s surrender policy was pushing Naxal cadres to shun the path of violence.
The minister tweeted, “…I congratulate the State Chief Minister @drramansingh the DGP and the police force for this huge achievement.”
Polling for the 90-seat Chhattisgarh Assembly is scheduled to be held in two phases – on November 12 for 18 seats and on November 20 for 72 constituencies.