NEW DELHI: Maoist surrenders have seen a quantum soar this yr, with 472 surrenders being reported till October 31 in opposition to 283 for the entire of 2013. In fact, Chhattisgarh has single-handedly contributed to this rise, having clocked 247 surrenders by October-end, up from simply 28 in 2013.
By the way, Chhattisgarh has additionally reported a significant improve within the variety of Maoists arrested this yr. In line with knowledge shared by the Union house ministry in reply to a query within the Lok Sabha on Tuesday, arrests within the state grew from 387 in 2013 to 517 till October 15 this yr.
Nevertheless, the almost nine-fold rise in surrenders in addition to notable rise in arrests is basically restricted to Chhattisgarh. Surrenders in Andhra Pradesh had been 76 till October 31 in opposition to 82 for entire of final yr. Bihar reported 150 Left wing extremism-related incidents and arrested 329 Maoists (till November 15) however managed simply four surrenders till October 31.
Jharkhand recorded the best variety of incidents at 318, highest variety of civilian killings at 77, whereas Maoists killed had been eight and arrested, 364. The surrenders had been a measly 17, virtually on the identical degree of 15 recorded final yr.
Odisha has proven incidents at across the identical degree (97 till November 15 in opposition to 101 final yr), however surrenders are down at 80 as on October 31 (from 101 in 2013) and Maoists arrests at simply half (67) of the 2013 ranges (129).
A particular session on police response in rural areas of Left-wing extremism-hit states can be carried out through the DGP/IGP meet slated to be held on November 29 and 30 in Guwahati.