The Naxalites laid down arms after being impressed with the state government's rehabilitation policy and the district police's 'Puna Narkom (new dawn in the local Gondi dialect) campaign.
The villagers handed over a letter to Sukma district collector, claiming that 61 people who had symptoms of swelling on their hands and legs, have died there since 2020.
The explosion took place on Thursday night between Gorkha and Kotacheru camps of the CRPF under Bheji police station limits.
As many as ten Naxals, one of them carrying a reward of Rs 1 lakh on his head, surrendered before police in the insurgency-hit Sukma district of Chhattisgarh.
IG (Bastar range) Sundarraj P said that the gunfight took place on Monday night after Naxals opened fire with rifles and under-barrel grenade launchers.
While the CRPF team was cordoning off a patch of jungle near Chintabegu village, Naxals triggered the blast of an improvised explosive device.
They were members of Maoist front organisations like the Dandakarnya Adivasi Kisan Mazdoor Sangthan, jan militia and Chetna Natya Manch.
A bag with ten gelatin rods, five electronic detonators, 10 non-electronic detonators, 10-meter cortex wire, a mobile handset, a couple of batteries, steel tiffin box and some explosives was recovered
Nine CRPF personnel were killed and two others wounded after Maoists blasted their mine-protected vehicle (MPV) using over 50 kg of explosives in the Kistaram area of the Maoist-hit district.
Maoists today torched the wreckage of the Mine Protected Vehicle that was blown up by them yesterday in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district, police said.
Nine CRPF personnel were killed in Sukma district after suspected ultras blew up their Mine Protected Vehicle (MPV).
Ahir visited the camp of the Chhattisgarh Armed Force here this morning and paid homage to the nine CRPF personnel killed yesterday after Naxals blasted their mine protected vehicle in Sukma.
A security expert asserts the MPVs are good only for small arm fire and against conventional mines.
Here is a timeline of major naxal attacks on armed forces in Sukma that will help get a better understanding of the gravity of the situation in the area.
Rajnath Singh condemned the killings of nine CRPF personnel in a suspected Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh and described the incident as deeply distressing.
As many as nine CRPF personnel were killed and three others critically injured when Maoists blew up a mine protected vehicle at Kistaram in the strife-torn Sukma district.
BJP minister Venkaiah Naidu took to his Twitter account and complimented the Kolkata Knight Riders skipper for setting an example.
As many as 25 CRPF personnel were killed and five others injured in the encounter with the Maoists in Sukma earlier on Monday.
Why would an unrest like naxal-maoist insurgency persist for more than six decades?
Here are details from naxal attacks from the last few years