Raipur: Forty Naxals, including nine women, surrendered before the police in the insurgency-hit Bastar district of Chhattisgarh on Saturday.

On Monday May 23rd , nine lower-rank Naxalites had reportedly surrendered in Kondagaon district of the state, citing their disappointment with the ideology of their leader of Communist Party of India(CPI).
The surrendered naxals had reportedly informed that increasing pressure of anti-naxalite operations in the region was forcing them to surrender.
In March, as many as 56 Naxals, including three women, surrendered in the Bastar district of Chattisgarh.
The most feared woman Maoist Mase alias Shabnam Mandavi (23), an area committee member carrying a reward of Rs five lakh on her head, was also among those who surrendered in March.
In one of the biggest surrender in the history of Chhattisgarh, as many as 122 Maoists had surrendered before the senior Police officials and district administration in Dornapal Police Station of Sukma district in April.