Two Maoists surrender in Andhra Pradesh
Two Maoists including a Divisional Committee Member (DCM) surrendered before the police on Monday.
Visakhapatnam: Two Maoists including a
Divisional Committee Member (DCM) surrendered before the
police on Monday.
P Paramaseswra Rao and B Jagga Rao surrendered before the
Superintendent of Police of Visakhapatnam District (Rural).
SP Vineet Brijlal told reporters that DCM member P
Paramaseswra Rao alias Sankar, Papanna and Viswnadh Nandu
have worked in several dalams including Tanadava, Sabari,
Kalimela, Galiknoda for the last 26 years.
He said Rao, a native of Zahirabad in Medak district
joined the organisation during 1985-86 as a dalam member in
Thadava group and was later promoted as DCM of East division
and was looking after village committees and Praja Sanagams
He was involved in attack on Darakonda armed outpost,
murder of P Sundara Rao at Narellamband village, Seetakandi
fire exchange near Downruur and Puttakota. Some cases were
also pending against him.
He was arrested in 1987 along with some other Maoists and
sent to Visakhapatnam Central Jail.
Brijlal said the DCM member was released in 1997 along
with five others who were in Visakhapatnam Central jail by the
government in exchange for the kidnapping of seven IAS
officers at Gurthedu by the Gurthedu Dalam.
He said the main reason for his surrender was ill-health
as he was suffering from diabetes and jaundice.
The SP said the DCM member`s wife Swaroopa who was
serving in the party as commander is still at large.
He said the member would be rehabilitated and the reward
of Rs five lakh on his head would be given to him.
Rao, who surrendered before police without any arms said
he took the decision due to ill health and weakening of the
organisation in Andhra Orissa Border(AOB) and subsequent
surrender of militia members.
B Jagga Rao was another surrendered Dalam member who
joined the organisation in 2001. He would be rehabilitated and
the reward amount of Rs 20,000 on his head would be given to
him, the SP said.