Hardcore Maoist surrenders in Orissa

A hardcore Maoist, involved in several offences including killings and explosions, Tuesday surrendered before police in Orissa`s Gajapati district.

Last Updated: Nov 16, 2010, 14:48 PM IST

Paralakhemundi: A hardcore Maoist,
involved in several offences including killings and explosions, Tuesday surrendered before police in Orissa`s Gajapati district.

The rebel, identified as Naresh Muthamajhi (30) of Adaba
area of the district, decided to lay down arms as he was
disillusioned with the activities of the ultras, Gajapati
Superintendent of Police Sanjeev Arora said.

Realising that the left wing extremists were devoid of any
ideology and targetting innocent people, Naresh decided to return to the social mainstream, the SP said.
The rebel was allegedly involved in the killing of two
village guards at Katamma in Gajapati district about three
months ago, he said, adding the ultra was active in Gajapati,
Rayagada and Kandhamal districts.
He was also involved in several other incidents including
the blasting of a police outpost at Chandrapur in Rayagada
district and a forest beat house in Adaba in Gajapati district
in December last year, Arora said.

PTI