A senior Maoist chief has left the rebel ranks allegedly as a result of variations with the non-tribal leaders within the outfit who have been ordering the killing of harmless tribal villagers after falsely declaring them to be police informers, stated police officers. In one other associated incident, two different Maoists from Odisha, who have been concerned in a number of encounters with the police, surrendered, dealing a double blow to the rebels.
Senior police officers in Odisha stated Sudheer alias Chikudu Chinna Rao, who was a divisional committee member and commander of Pedabayalu and Korukonda space committee of Andhra Odisha Border Special Zonal Committee (AOBSZC) of Maoists, walked out as a result of sharp variations with non-tribals comparable to Gajarla Ravi, secretary of the above talked about committee, Aruna, Mahendra and Suresh. Sudheer himself is a tribal chief and a local of Pedabayalu Mandal in Andhra Pradesh, the officers stated.
The officers stated that Sudheer has been questioning the non-tribal leaders over killing of harmless tribals after branding them as police informers and accusing them of taking undue benefit of tribals’ simplicity.
However, Aruna, secretary of Visakhapatnam East Division, claimed in a press launch that Sudheer had been expelled from the celebration as he eloped with a woman named Mahita, deserting his spouse and youngsters.
In different improvement, Rame Podiami alias Sabita, commander of Maoists’ Palachalam native operational squad of (*3*) Special Zonal Committee (DKSZC) and Raidhar Dhurua alias Raidhar, celebration member of the ultras’ Mahupadar native operational squad beneath DKSZC surrendered before Odisha police chief Abhay at Malkangiri on Sunday morning.
Podiami had a reward of ₹2 lakh on her head and she or he had participated in lots of assaults on safety forces in Sukma district.
Similarly, Raidhar Dhurua alias Raidhar was given formal coaching of arms and IEDs by the Maoists and she or he carried out conferences to encourage villagers to affix their frontal organisations and the militias.
DGP Abhay stated that within the final two years greater than 20 energetic Maoist cadres and lots of of energetic militias/Maoist sympathizers have surrendered in Malkangiri district. He stated Maoist cadres prepared to affix the mainstream might make the most of Odisha’s surrender and rehabilitation coverage for the rebels.