NEW DELHI, Nov. 3 (Xinhua) -- Nineteen Naxals surrendered to police in central Indian state of Chattisgarh, officials said Saturday.
The Naxals including eight women cadres surrendered in Sukma district, about 500 km south of Raipur, the capital city of Chhattisgarh.
"Yesterday 19 Naxals have surrendered here," a police official said. "They turned up before police and paramilitary Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) officials at Tongpal police station."
Reports said the surrendered rebels were the lower rung cadres of Naxal outfits.
According to police the surrendered Naxals would be provided necessary assistance as per the rehabilitation policy of the local government.
The insurgency has its genesis in the violent left-wing rebellion that began in 1967 at village Naxalbari in Indian state of West Bengal.
Currently they are active in central and eastern India.