Raipur: Five lower-rung Naxal cadres on Saturday surrendered before police in Chhattisgarh's Kondagaon district.
Lal Singh Yadav (30), Phool Singh Yadav (40), Lakshman (27), Samdu Korram (40) and Ayatu (51), who were active as 'jan-militia' members turned themselves in at the district headquarters, citing disappointment with the ideology of the outlawed CPI (Maoist), SP JS Watti said.
All of them are residents of Mardapal region, around 250 km from here. They were wanted by police for their alleged involvement in attempt to murder, murder and loot, he said.
In their statements to police, the cadres claimed that they were disappointed with violence and the Maoists strategy of hampering development works in the region, the SP said.
Besides, the surrender policy of the Chhattisgarh government was also a factor which inspired them to give up the path of violence and join the mainstream of society, Watti added.