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72 women among 222 Maoist supporters surrender in Malkangiri

Updated: Nov 22, 2016 22:20 IST

Malkangiri (Odisha) [India], Nov. 22 (ANI): As many as 222 Maoist supporters, including 77 women, on Tuesday surrendered before the Odisha Police in Malkangiri district.

The Maoist supporters came laden in trucks to surrender before Malkangiri Superintendent of Police Mitrabhanu Mahapatra.

On Sunday, 145, while on Monday 101 Maoists supporters had surrendered before police.

Surrenders are said to be a result of intensified police action coupled with demonetisation drive that has created a furore among Maoist supporters. (ANI)