Those who surrendered
were accompanied by village officials, Agpalza said.
A Maoist, Santosh, who surrendered
, said that they wanted to join the mainstream as their life was always under threat.
The suspects surrendered
voluntarily and were not pressured, he added.
Besides repenting for their past acts, the surrendered
Maoists also revealed about the violence unleashed by the senior cadres on fellow crusaders.
Superintendent of police (SP) in Goalpara, Shyamal Saikiya said that twelve militants had surrendered
with arms of their own accord.
Loberanis said he surrendered
also because he didn't want his children to discover his illegal activities.
The arms surrendered
by the cadres included five AK-47 rifles, two AK-22 Rifles and four Self Loading Rifles (SLR) including 700 rounds of ammunitions.
Alpas, together with his subordinate Rogelio Gapan aka "Ganie," surrendered
to Mati City Vice Mayor Glenda Rabat Gayta, Colonel Benjamin R.
The name of the surrendered
militant was withheld for security reasons, but in his interaction with media, he said he was not satisfied living with the group and decided join mainstream society.
Maharaj said multiple benefits would be extended to the surrendered
Maoists and their families after their surrender