Maoist leader surrenders in Malkangiri

Malkangiri: A Maoist leader, wanted in connection with several incidents of violence, on Wednesday surrendered to police in Malkangiri district, a senior police officer said.

Sariami Dara alias Santosh (35), self-styled deputy commandant of a banned naxal outfit, said that he had decided to surrender because he was disillusioned with the Maoist activities, Superintendent of Police Anirudh Singh told reporters here.

Santosh, who hailed from Jileliguda village under MV-79 police station area, was active in Malkangiri, Koraput and Rayagada districts, Singh said.