Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Malkangiri, Mar 28:
Barely two days after over 100 Maoist supporters surrendered before police, as many Red sympathisers today surrendered before police in Odisha’s Malkangiri.
According to reports, over 100 supporters of the banned CPI (Maoist) hailing from Sanagumma and Bara villages in Kirtanpalli panchayat under Mathili police station limits in the district surrendered before the police here today.
The villagers arrived at the police district headquarters here and surrendered before Malkangiri SP Mitrabhanu Mohapatra.
With this, nearly 2000 Maoist have surrendered before police in the district in the last one year of which nearly 800 have surrendered in last one month.
“We will launch developmental schemes of the government for the welfare of the villagers. Besides, they will be provided with assistance as per the surrender and rehabilitation policy of the government,” Malkangiri SP Mitrabhanu Mahapatra said.
It may be recalled that about 101 Maoist supporters, including six Militia members, two Village Committee Members and two Dandakarayana Mahila Sangha members surrendered en masse before the police here on Saturday.
The supporters, all natives of Kukurkund village of Tembrupalli panchayat under Mathili police limits, had surrendered before SP Mitrabhanu Mahapatra.