23 December 2019
Malkangiri: Over 400 Maoist sympathisers from Mahupadar gram panchayat under Mathili block of Malkangiri district surrendered at Mathili Police Station on Sunday.
Malkangiri SP Rishikesh Dnyandeo Khilari said the villagers alleged they are being harassed by Maoists time and again. They sought protection and wished to be a part of the development works of the State Government.
Khilari has assured that the State Government will heed to their demands, provide them protection and work towards development of the gram panchayat and neighbouring villages.