Around 68 per cent voters exercised their franchise in the third phase of the panchayat polls held in Chhattisgarh on Wednesday, even as Naxals disrupted the poll process by looting ballot boxes in the Maoist-hit Kondagaon district.
Four Maoists, including a people's militia commander carrying a cash reward of Rs 1 lakh, surrendered in Chhattisgarh's Kondagaon district Friday, where the total number of cadres who laid down their arms climbed to around 85 this year.
Three naxals, including a couple and a Maoist jan-militia commander, carrying rewards ranging from Rs 1-8 lakh for their arrest, surrendered in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Bastar region on Monday, police said.
Four Naxals, including a woman, surrendered in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Kondagaon district on the sidelines of the 'foundation week' being observed by outlawed CPI (Maoist) to mark ten years of its inception.
Three naxals were arrested in the insurgency-hit Kondagaon district of Chhattisgarh today as part of intensified combing operation by police in the wake of ongoing "Naxal week", a senior official said.
A day after suspected Maoists opened fire at a Chhattisgarh minister`s house in Kondagaon and killed a security guard, the state government has removed the district Superintendent of Police following the incident.