RAIPUR: As many as 1064 people, including the security personnel, have lost their lives in various Naxal incidents in Chhattisgarh during 2010-16, the Legislative Assembly was informed today. "Total 3,507 Naxal incidents took place in the state from 2010 till 2016. In these incidents, 205 CRPF personnel, 43 SPOs (special police officers), 210 policemen, 49 other security forces personnel, 26 government officers/employees and 531 civilians were killed," Home Minister Ramsewak Paikra stated in a written reply in the House in response to a question by the Congress Legislative Party Leader T S Singhdeo.
As many as 2057 naxals surrendered during this period, with the highest number of surrenders at 1214 reported in 2016. "Similarly, 4939 Maoists were arrested and 149 convicted during this period. Besides, court hearing was not started against 34 arrested naxals," it added.
The reply also stated that state government has received a sum of Rs 58,683.63 lakh as a special package from the Centre under different schemes, including construction of fortified police stations, for Left Wing Extremism (LWE) affected areas between 2010-16.