Four Naxals, including two women, surrndered

Four Naxals, including two women, surrndered

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Chikkamagaluru:  Four naxals, including two women, who had been living in the district away from the shadows of the naxal movement, surrendered before the District administration today in a bid to return to mainstream. Those who surrendered are two couples - Niluguli Padmanabha and Bharathi and Rizwana Begum alias Kalpana and Raju. They were produced before Deputy Commissioner G Sathyavathi and Superintendent of Poice P Annamalai by Gauri Lankesh and Advocate A K Subbaiah, the members of a high-level citizens’ committee formed by the government to bring the naxals back into mainstream. It is said that the four showed their willingness to return to mainstream after naxal leaders like Sirimane Nagaraj and Noor Zulfiqar surrendered in December 2015. The four have stated to the Committee members that they were fed up with the life as naxals and wanted to lead a normal life henceforth. Rizwana Begum hails from Raichuru and as a naxalite she married her counterpart commrade Raju from Chikkamagaluru. Niluguli Padmanabh and Bharathi too were married when they were a part of the naxalite movement. According to SP Annamlai all the four surrendered were in hiding since many years. All of them were involved in a number of crimes. Padmanbh had escaped during the barkana encounter in the Agumbe police station limits many years ago. Number of cases was registered against him, Bharathi and Rizwn in Sringeri and other police stations in the district. Necessary assistance will be provided to them, as per the rehabilitation and surrder policy of the government. More naxals are expected to surrender and return to main stream.

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