Sukma, Mar 16 (PTI) A woman Naxalite carrying a reward of Rs 5 lakh on her head surrendered before security forces in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh on Thursday, police said.
The Naxalite, Santo alias Rame, was impressed by the state government's rehabilitation policy for surrendered Maoists and district police's 'Puna Narkom' ('new dawn' in the Gondi language) campaign and hence decided to quit the armed movement, Sukma Superintendent of Police Sunil Sharma said.
Under the 'Puna Narkom' campaign, security forces try to wean Naxalites away from the path of violence and bring them into the national mainstream.
Rame, who carried a reward of Rs 5 lakh on her head, was a commander of the Aamdai Local Guerrilla Squad (LGS) and also a member in the Aamdai Area Committee under the East Bastar division of Maoists, he said.
She joined the Maoist movement in 2003 and was involved in several Naxalite-related incidents in Narayanpur and Kondagaon districts of the state, Sharma said.
She will be rehabilitated as per the state government's policy, he said. PTI COR RSY RSY