Raipur, Sep 29 (PTI) As many as 15 Naxals including a couple surrendered Saturday in Chhattisgarh’s insurgency-hit Sukma district, police said. Also Read - Chhattisgarh Naxal Encounter: After Massive Search Operation, Bodies of 17 Security Personnel Recovered, Say Police

The rebels, four of them carrying cash rewards on their heads, turned themselves in before police and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) officials in Sukma town, said Superintendent of Police Abhishek Meena. Also Read - Chhattisgarh Urban Body Election Results: Congress Wins 3 Municipal Bodies



Of the surrendered Naxals, Kunjam Kosa (28) who was active as Machkot Local Guerrilla Squad commander under Kangerghati Area Committee of Maoists, was the “most dreaded one”, he said. Also Read - 'Help or Else Will Become Paan Singh Tomar', Says CRPF Jawan to UP CM Yogi Over Land Grab

Kosa was carryingareward of Rs 5 lakh on his head.



Kosa’s wife Kunjam Parvati (25), member of the same group, also surrendered. She was carrying a reward of Rs 1 lakh on her head, Meena added.

Besides, Korram Enka (28), a member of Chetna Natya Manch (a cultural wing of Naxals) and Kuhram Dula (25), a militia commander, both with rewards of Rs 1 lakh each on their heads, were among thosesurrendered, the officer said.

In their statements, the surrendered rebels said they were fed up with violence of the Naxal movement and exploitation of cadres by the senior leaders, the SP said.

They will be provided assistance as per the surrenderand rehabilitation policy of the government, he added.

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