34 CMAS members surrender in Narayanapatna
Bhubaneswar: Thirty-four members including one woman cadre of controversial tribal organisation Chasi Mulia Adivasi Sangh (CMAS) surrendered at Narayanapatna police station in Koraput district on Saturday.
Commenting on the development Narayanapatna IIC Satyajit Mishra said, “All these persons are from Bhaliaput, the village of CMAS leader Nachika Linga. Though they are active members of CMAS, no case has been registered against them due to lack of evidence. They are interested to part ways with the violent activities of the CMAS and lead normal life.”
Notably, at least 15 members of the CMAS gave up arms at the Narayanapatna police station on Friday.
Earlier, the bodyguard of Nachika Linga, Nachika Chamara, had surrendered before Koraput SP on January 4. Chamara was also from Bhaliaput village.
Nachika was declared most-wanted after he was accused of attacking Narayanapatna police station in 2009 in which two police officials were killed.