Dreaded naxal Sundari shuns path of violence, joins mainstream to fight naxalism


Developmental works coupled with rehabilitation-cum-surrender policy of Chhattisgarh government are emerging as a wind of positive change in the worst insurgency-hit Bastar region and a significant example of this is naxal cadres are shunning the path of violence to join mainstream of the society.
Realising the hollow ideology of banned outlawed organisation Communist Party of India (Maoist) and indiscrimination with the organisation, Sundari alias Lalita, who was associated with the banned organisation for 10 years and carrying a bounty of Rs 8 lakh, quit naxal movement and now, she is serving as a constable in District Reserve Guard (DRG).
Currently, Sundari is playing a leading role in the battle against naxalism and registering her active participation in anti-naxal campaigns for the safety of the public.
Due to meticulous planning and strategy of Sundari, security forces succeeded in arresting and eliminating naxal cadres during the encounter.
Sundari, who surrendered before police along with her husband, revealed that several youths wanted to surrender but they lacked accessibility to police. The woman naxal was forcefully inducted into the outlawed organisation when she was 15-year-old and initially, she was the part of cultural wing of the outfit. After working in separate posts, Sundari was eventually elevated to the ‘A’ company.
Sundari had played a key role in ambushes that killed several security personnel in Bastar region. She also revealed that naxal leaders from Andhra Pradesh exploit youths in the organisation. To surrender and join the mainstream of the society, Sundari walked round the clock and crossed dense forest, hills, river and nullah and reached the district headquarter