Inspired by Sri Sri, top Maoist leader surrenders

A top Maoist leader today surrendered before the police here with his weapon, taking the total number of surrendered rebels to ten in Jharkhand since July.

Last Updated: Aug 23, 2010, 21:35 PM IST

Bokaro: A top Maoist leader
today surrendered before the police here with his weapon,
taking the total number of surrendered rebels to ten in
Jharkhand since July.

"Ramendra alias Guruji surrendered before Inspector
General of Police (Zonal) Manoj Kumar Mishra and handed over
his pistol to him," Superintendent of Police, Saket Kumar
Singh, said here.

The rebel told the police that he was inspired by Art
of Living classes of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar which he had
attended in disguise at Garhwa.

In 1996, Ramendra joined People`s War Group which
later merged with Marxist Comminust Centre to form
CPI(Maoist). He became a self-styled sub-zonal commander of
CPI(Maoist), Singh said.

The surrendered Maoist, who faced four Naxal-related
cases, was entrusted with `political education` in a couple of
villages of Bihar and Jharkhand, he said.

Ramendra, who became the tenth ultra to have turned in
before the police since July this year, received Rs 50,000 in
case on surrendering and would be rehabilitated as per the
government’s surrender policy, the SP said.

-PTI