Two Maoists surrender in Koraput
Koraput: Two Maoist ultras, wanted in connection with killing of civilians and security personnel, surrendered here on Saturday.
They surrendered before DIG (south-west range) S Dev Dutta Singh and Koraput SP Awinash Kumar here today.
The two ultras, belonging to the Srikakulam-Koraput joint divisional committee of the Maoists, have been identified as Udunu Huluka and Dumri Huluka.
Both of them were residents of Basanput village in the district.
The police said the duo were involved in killing at least six civilians on charges of being police informers between 2009 and 2012 in Narayanpatna area and Udunu was involved in killing at least nine security men in a landmine blast triggered by the Maoists near Jogipalur in Narayanpatna in 2009.
Police said the duo had initially joined the Maoist backed Chasi Muliya Adivasi Sangh and subsequently joined the armed squad of the Maosits in 2008.
"After they realized that the Maoists have diverted from their ideology and are involved in looting people and murdering innocent civilians, they decided to surrender. They will be rehabilitated as per the state government?s surrender policy," the SP said.