Zee Media Bureau
Hyderabad: Top Maoist leader Chambala Ravinder alias Arjun, along with his wife Vetti Adimi alias Ranitha surrendered before the state police on Friday.
Both the Maoists surrendered to Telangana DGP Anurag Sharma today, police said.
They (Ravinder and Adimi) were wanted by the police and were carrying a bounty of Rs 20 Lakh and Rs 5 Lakh respectively, reports said.
“The CPI (Maoist) party, of late has become anti people and they were opposing the basic development of poor people. I had a lot of differences. Then I was transferred and given a low posting in the party which hurt my morale and there are health issues also,” Ravinder said while speaking to the media.
Ravinder has been in the Maoist movement for the last 25 years. Sources said that both were involved in many Naxal related incidents in Chhattisgarh. Ravinder is the second biggest leader of CPI (Maoist) to surrender after the dreaded Gudsa Usendi in recent times.
Last year, at least 17 people, including senior Congress leader Mahendra Karma, were killed and former union minister VC Shukla and 19 others injured when heavily-armed Maoists ambushed a convoy of party leaders inside a dense forest in Chhattisgarh’s Bastar district.
As per reports, there are 166 underground cadres still active with CPI (Maoists) working in different position in different places.