Two Naxals surrendered in Dantewada district

Dantewada: Two Naxals, one of them carrying a cash reward on his head, surrendered in Dantewada district, police said Sunday.

The cadres, identified as Hidma Mandavi and Mangu Mandavi, turned themselves in before Dantewada Superintendent of Police Abhishek Pallava on Saturday evening, a local police official said. Hidma Mandavi, associated with the outlawed CPI (Maoist) since 1997, was working as in-charge of the supply team of rebels in the district, he said.

In 2017, he was arrested by police while procuring Maoist uniforms and explosives material and then served a three- month jail term for the offence, he said. After he was released from jail, he was elevated as in-charge of the supply team by senior cadres, he said, adding that he was carrying a reward of Rs 3 lakh on his head.

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