Hyderabad: A senior Maoist leader wanted for
several offences in Orissa and Andhra Pradesh and carrying a
cash reward of Rs 10 lakh on his head surrendered before the
police here on Wednesday.
Dunna Kesava Rao alias Azad, working in Orissa State
Organising Committee (ORSOC) and Andhra-Orissa Border Special
Zonal Committee (AOBSZC), the Maoist outfits, surrendered
before Andhra Pradesh Director General of Police K Aravinda
The surrender of Kesava Rao is a big blow to AOBSZC and
ORSOC of CPI (Maoist), police said.
Kesava Rao, a native of Mandasa mandal of Srikakulam
district in Andhra Pradesh, who was involved in Maoist
activities since 1990 and involved in several cases in Orissa
and Andhra Pradesh including attacks on police stations,
killing policemen among other crimes was carrying a reward of
Rs 10 lakh, they said.
Kesava Rao joined CPI (ML) People`s War in 1990, worked
in Uddanam area of Srikakulam district in different capacities
till 1997. Then he worked as Deputy Commander of Yellavaram
Dalam of CPI (ML) PW and later as Deputy Commander of
Basadhara Divisional Committee of AOBSZC.
When asked about any specific reason for the surrender
of Kesava Rao, a police official said "Kesava Rao surrendered
to join the main stream of society."