Hyderabad: In one of the biggest such surrenders,52
people, including minors, allegedly working for the Communist Party of India (Maoist) surrendered before Bhadradri-Kothagudem police on Thursday.
Cops said that most of them were part of the militia, village committee members and sympathisers who have been with the outfit for over a year. They alleged that theMaoists
forced them to work for the outfit and they decided tosurrender
as they were fed up of being harassed. The youngest to surrender was 13 years old.
None of these 52 are eligible for monetary benefit as per the surrender reward policy. But police said that they would assist them in getting back to mainstream. tnn