Written by Siddharth Ranjan Das
Monday September 15, 2014, Jagdalpur, Chhattisgarh
Naxal-hit Bastar has suddenly witnessed a spurt in surrenders. With 148 Naxals surrendering between July and September, there has been a remarkable rise in the numbers of rebels laying down arms. But while the state authorities attribute this to a nearly six-fold hike in compensation and a sustained campaign, there are those who cite other causes. And some, plainly, smell a rat.