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Vikash Sharma

An active member of the Maoists group in Chhattisgarh surrendered before Odisha Police on Sunday. The ultra, identified as Rahul Musaki alias Pintu laid down arms before Kandhamal Superintendent of Police (SP).

Senior police officials said that Rahul was a member of the Bansadhara-Ghumsar-Nagabali (BGN) Division and was involved in several Left-wing extremist activities in Chhattisgarh and Odisha. Kandhamal SP, Vinit Agarwal said the surrendered Maoist hails from Sukma district of Chhattisgarh and had joined the rebel camp after he was brain washed by senior Maoist leaders.

“After working in the rebel camp for quite some time, Rahul decided to leave the extremism when he realised bias of the leaders towards the cadres. The recently crackdown on Maoist activities through various operations by security personnel is also affecting the movement of the Maoists,” said Agarwal.

Kandhamal SP said that surrendered Maoist was also attracted towards the developmental work and other activities taken up by Odisha government in various cut-off areas.

On October 3, two women Maoists, allegedly involved in carrying out 11 attacks on security forces, surrendered before Director General (DG) of Police Abhay in Koraput.

Debe Padiami alias Gangi, an area committee member (ACM) and Gita Padiami alias Rajita of Andhra Odisha Border Military platoon of the Maoist outfit laid down arms before the DGP during his visit to Koraput and Malkangiri districts.

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