ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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UTTAR PRADESH-Return of the Bandits

October 3, 1981 UTTAR PRADESH Return of the Bandits Kalyan Mukherjee INDIA'S dacoit country remains unchanged. There have been three dacoit surrenders since Independence : the first in 1960 when the remnants of the legendary Man Singh gang surrendered to Vinoba Bhave; the second in 1972 which began with Madho Singh, masquerading as a forest contractor, landing up at Jayaprakash Narayana residence at Kadamkuan, Patna; and the third, five years ago in 1976 at the sacred shrine of Bate- shwar in UP, when more than 80 baghis laid down their weapons.

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