6 Maoists arrested in Chhattisgarh; 25 surrender

Jagdalpur (Chhattisgarh), Oct 2 (IANS) Chhattisgarh Police on Sunday arrested six Maoists in a raid in Bijapur district of the state, while 25 Maoists, including six women, surrendered before the police and the Forests Minister.

The police, in a search operation, arrested six Maoists after chasing them in a forest close to Chillamraka village, in Bijapur district. Upon interrogation, it was found that they were involved in several crimes.

In another incident, 25 Maoists, including six women, influenced by the state-run surrender and rehabilitation policy for Maoists, surrendered before Forests Minister Mahesh Gagda.

The 25 Maoists were members of the Jan Militia group.

Police said the surrendered Maoists were given an incentive of Rs 10,000 each. As per laid down policy, they would also be given rehabilitation facilities.