Naxal husband-wife duo kneel down in Chhattisgarh

News Bharati    10-Jun-2019

Raipur, June 10: Kneeling down before the law, a Naxal couple surrendered on Saturday in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district, police said. Vetti Hurra, a "militia commander" and his wife Kalmu Huye, an activist with Maoist front organisation Krantikari Adivasi Mahila Sangathan (KAMS), carried rewards of Rs 1 lakh each on their heads, Superintendent of Police Shalabh Sinha said.


Vetti was involved in a deadly attack on the Central Reserve Police Force personnel on April 24, 2017 in Burkapal area of Sukma, in which 25 troopers were killed and seven injured, the SP said.

The surrendered Naxals have told police they were disappointed with the Maoist ideology, the SP said.

Last month, two Naxals, one of them carrying a cash reward on his head, were arrested from Dantewada district of Chhattisgarh. Police said acting on a tip-off, the cadres, identified as Sannu Ram Netam and Sukhdhar, were apprehended near Mangnar village under Barsoor police station area by a joint team of security forces.

Also, five Maoists, including a female rebel, surrendered in Sukma district of Bastar division in Chhattisgarh. Two of the surrendered Maoists carried a reward of Rs. One lakh each on their head. According to police, these rebels were allegedly involved in various Naxal incidents.