Bhadradri Kothagudem: Five members of the banned Communist Party of India (Maoist) surrendered before Bhadradri Kothagudem police In Telangana on Thursday, informed local police.

According to the office of the superintendent of police, Bhadradri Kothagudem, “On December 2, three village committee members and two militia members of banned CPI (Maoist) from Kondavai village of Charla Mandal surrendered before the Superintendent of Police and 141 battalion of Central Reserve Police Force.” As per the official statement, Naxals who have surrendered include village committee member Doodhi Ganga (40), village committee member Podiyam Adamaiah (33), village committee member Muski Kosaiah (28), militia member Podiyam Raje (18) and militia member Sodi Gangi (18).

“With regular community policing in Charla area villagers and their relatives convinced them to surrender before Police. We appeal to all Dalam members and militia members to contact any relatives or police to surrender and live better life,” reads the statement.