‘Surrender. We will treat’, Dantewada SP tells Maoists on reports of 10 deaths

Chhattisgarh’s Dantewada police chief on Tuesday renewed the state’s attraction to Maoist cadres to give up, saying 10 Maoists had died in south Bastar over the past fortnight, probably as a consequence of Covid-19. There was no assertion from the Maoists on the 10 deaths claimed by the police however they haven’t rebutted the state police both.

Dantewada superintendent of police Abhishek Pallava stated the administration was fearful that the an infection may unfold to villagers dwelling deep contained in the dense forests that cowl 70% of the district.

“Maoists are nonetheless involved with villagers and holding conferences. therefore it’s worrying , if they’re contaminated, they need to give up and avail remedy. Police will maintain their remedy,” stated Pallava.

Pallava stated villagers had confirmed to the police that many Maoist cadres have chilly, cough and fever, signs of the coronavirus illness and a few senior colleagues are attempting to rearrange medicines and vaccines in opposition to the an infection.

The district police chief stated there have been intelligence stories that point out some senior Maoist leaders in Chhattisgarh had additionally contracted the an infection.

“Now we have confirmed info that round 15 days in the past, round 400-500 Maoists gathered in Pidia village near the Bijapur-Sukma district border,” Pallava stated, including that the cadres who have been unwell have been reported to have consumed expired medicines. This occasion is being linked to the unfold of the illness and was adopted by cremation of 10 Maoists.

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