Hardcore Maoist surrenders before police
Parlakhemundi: A hardcore Maoist allegedly involved in over 20 naxal incidents including murder and abduction on Monday surrendered before the police in Gajapati district following disillusionment.
The ultra, identified as Pratap alias Naseeb Nayak of Aliganda village under Adaba area of Gajapati, was an area committee member in Odisha Maobadi Party of naxal leader Sabyasachi Panda, DIG (southern range) Amitabh Thakur told reporters while presenting the surrendered rebel.
Thakur said that Pratap had joined CPI (Maoist) Basadhara division in 2009 under the leadership of Azad and operating in Rayagada, Gajapati and boarding areas of Kandhamal.
After Panda formed Odisha Maobadi Party in April 2011, Pratap joined him as an area committee member, he said.
Pratap was involved in more than 20 Maoist incidents including BSNL tower burning, killing of two gram rakhis at Kattamma, firing at SOG and DVF at Gopinathpur, blasting of telephone tower at Aliganda and several encounters with security forces, the DIG said.
On reasons of his surrender, Pratap said he was not pulling well with Panda for some time as he objected to his alleged illegal relationship with women cadres.
Moreover, he was not allowed to meet his family members, Pratap said adding even he was not informed about the death of his father. There was no provision of money to purchase the day to day essential commodities so he wanted to join the main stream and lead a normal life, he said.
DIG said Pratap will be extended all benefits under the surrendered policy of government.