15 CMAS members surrender

Koraput: A week after the surrender of Nachika Chamara, the body guard of Chasi Mulia Adivasi Sangha (CMAS) president Nachika Linga, at least 15 members of the Maoists-backed organization gave up arms on Friday surrendering before Narayanpatna police in Koraput district. All of them belong to Bhaliaput, the village of Nachika Linga.

After the incident, police are optimistic about the surrender of the president of the outlawed outfit, Nachika Linga.

“Nachika Linga who is in the most wanted list of government is keen to surrender before police. That is why he sent his members first and has waited government’s response”, Narayanpatna IIC Satyajit Mishra said.

Nachika was declared most wanted after he was accused of attacking Narayanpatna police station in 2009 in which two police officials were killed. Earlier, police also appealed the CMAS leader to shun violence and join mainstream.

Notably, the bodyguard of Nachika Linga, Nachika Chamara, was surrendered before Koraput SP on January 4, explaining that the outfit deviated from its ideology and is involved in anti-tribal activities. Chamara also belongs to Bhaliaput village.