The ultras, who surrendered, were felicitated at the programme and were also given sewing machines, ration cards and cheques for their rehabilitation.

Speaking at the occasion, Patil promised to amend the surrender policy to ensure more people coming forward.

He admitted that there are some discrepancies in the present Naxal surrender policy and the new policy framework will help the surrendered ultras.

"If the misguided Naxals show their faith in democracy and come forward to surrender, government will stand by them and will not act revengefully. But if they pick up arms, then we too are ready," he said.
Police department is making efforts to ensure that the surrendered Naxals lead a self-reliant life and people should also accept them in the mainstream society, he added.
Gadchiroli MLA Namdeo Usendi, district collector Ranjeet Kumar, SP Suvez Haque, zila panchayat CEO Sampada Mehta and others were also present at the programme.


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