WARANGAL: Surrendered naxals of various revolutionary parties and parents of those working underground now, gathered at a function at District Police Office here on Saturday.
The Warangal range DIG K. Laxman and SP Soumya Mishra distributed cheques worth Rs. 47.55 lakh to about 61 surrendered naxals towards the rehabilitation and reward some of them were carrying. A mega medical camp was organised to offer aid to the aged and ailing parents of underground cadre. They were also given new clothes on the eve of ensuing Dasara festival.
Appeal to kin
The programme was held on a large scale to motivate the people to appeal to their kin still working in revolutionary parties. Dance ballets, skits and plays by the Jagruthi Kala Brindam, a cultural troupe of the Police Department featured how the naxals exploited the innocent youth. It also featured the plight of family members deserted by the able bodied youth misguided and joined hands with naxal groups.
Helped by police
The surrendered cadre explained how they were helped by the police after giving up arms and joined the mainstream. Many of them said they got agricultural land while some got liberal banks loans from various government agencies with the police liaison.
Police officers – B Ravinder, L Ramesh, S M Ali succeeded in organising the programme on a grand scale.