Rayagada (Orissa): Two hardcore Maoists,
including a woman, surrendered before the police here today
and accused the left wing extremists of moving away from their
"Bidding good bye to their ideology, Maoists are even
torturing women", the ultras Sambatika Rao alias Srinu and Uma
said after surrendering before Anup Krishna, Superintendent of
Police, Rayagada, at the district headquarters here.
The duo was operating as area committee members of
Koraput-Srikakulam division of CPI (Maoists) and allegedly
involved in operations at many places including R Udayagiri,
Nayagarah and bauxite mines of aluminium giant NALCO at
Damanjodi, Krishna said.
While Srinu belonged to Rayagada district, Uma hailed
from Srikakulam district in neighbouring Andhra Pradesh.
The two were actively involved in Maoist activities
since 2003, Krishna said adding "Driven by their desire to
join the mainstream after being fed up with Maoist activities,