Chhattisgarh Maoist commander surrenders in Orissa

Maoist commander of Udanti-Raighar-Sinapali border area committee, Laxmidhar Nayak alias Gundadhul surrendered before police.

Nabarangpur: Maoist commander of
Udanti-Raighar-Sinapali border area committee, operating in
Orissa-Chhattisgarh border, Laxmidhar Nayak alias Gundadhul
surrendered before police here on Saturday.

Nayak walked into the Superintendent of Police,
Nabarangpur and surrendered before Niti Sekhar, the

Laxmidhar was very close to Kartik, Lalita and Jani
Salm, all active members of Manpur Divisional Committee of

All the operations by Maoists in Nabarangpur and
Nuapada districts of Orissa were being executed by this area
committee of which Laxmidhar was the commander, the police

After his surrender Laxmidhar told mediapersons that
he was motivated by a cadre Rainu Mandavi. "I was assured
monetary benefits in Maoist outfit," Nayak said adding that he
joined the outfit in 2006.

He said that took guerrilla training at a camp
near Sunabeda sanctuary under Nuapada district of Orissa.

After his success in certain operations, Nayak was
made commander of the area committee and his team consisted of
12 cadre including four women. His area of operations were
mainly in Nabarangpur and Nuapada districts, Nayak said.

Replying a question, Nayak said there was resentment
among the local cadre as Manpur divisional committee was
dominated and controlled by Telugu-speaking senior cadre from
Andhra Pradesh.

"My family members also persuaded me to leave the path
of violence. I have decided to lead a peaceful life. I want to
live in Orissa," he said.

Superintendent of Police, Sekhar, said, "Laxmidhar was
involved in the killing of Basudev Bhotra, Pradip Mukherjee,
Ladak Jani and Ramdev Jani at Timanpur village?under Raighar
block in 2010."

"Laxmidhar would be rehabilitated as per the
guidelines and package of Orissa Government," he said.


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