Jagdalpur: Twenty Naxalites from Chandameta area in Bastar district of Chhattisgarh have surrendered to the police with the help of the local people, Superintendent of Police R.N. Dash said on Tuesday.
He said there had been intense police operations near Bad Pal village in Bastar following which about 100 villagers made 20 Naxalites hiding in the area surrender.
The surrender of the Naxalites was also influenced by the oppression they faced at the hands of their leaders and the attractive terms of the Chhattisgarh's government's rehabilitation policy, Dash said.
The Bastar Collector has given Rs 10,000 to each of the surrendered guerrillas as immediate aid.