25 Maoists surrender in Visakhapatnam

Under police rehabilitation programme, 25 Maoists and their sympathizers surrendered in Vishakapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh. Police claimed that these sympathisers were involved in several illegal activities and assisted Maoists in their operations. Referring to the mass surrender as an outcome of a police rehabilitation programme, director general of police, Swati Lakada, said that 25 Maoists surrendered before Vishakhapatnam police. Under the rehabilitation programme, Sadhbavana Yatra, launched by police in February 2013, medical camps were organized at Maoist-hit villages for sensitization of the locals.