Visakhapatnam: A woman Maoist, carrying a cash reward of Rs 4 lakh on her head, and four armed militia members of the banned CPI (Maoists) surrendered to the police on Saturday citing various reasons, including ill health and harsh treatment from their leaders. Gemmili Chandrmma alias Akhila, 33, a native of Peda Agraharam of GK Veedhi mandal in Vizag Agency, who was involved in five major offences, including attack on Kalimela Police Station in Odisha in 2001 and exchange of fire with security personnel, surrendered to the police, Vizag Rural SP Rahul Dev Sharma told reporters in Vizag on Saturday.
Chandramma joined in the outfit in 1998 as a member of Korukona Dalam and she rose to the position of area committee member (ACM) of Kalimela (Odisha) dalam. She married Maoist P. Nageswara Rao alias Suresh Pappuluri. Chandramma and her husband Nageswara Rao were arrested by Odisha police in 2005 and released on bail in 2007. While Nageswara Rao went back to outfit, Chandramma has settled at Tekpadar area in Odisha as a tailor. Mr Rahul Dev Sharma said she used to stitch uniforms of Maoists and supply th same to them.
Though she has not been in the outfit for the past one decade, she was harassed by some rebels to join in the outfit again. I wanted to lead peaceful life and hence returned to my hometown Pata Agraharam recently, said Chandramma. Others who surrendered were commander of armed militia, Lasingi Matchayya, 27, alias Matsya Raju, a native of Balapam in Chintpalle mandal, Korra Subba Rao, 27, and his uncle Korra Lakshmana Rao, 55, both natives of Injari in Pedabayalu mandal and Takkiri Hedbeen, 33, of Odisha a native of Dabuguda area in Malkangiri district of Odisha.
Police said that Takkiri Hedbeen was put on nightlong sentry duty at a forest, where 30 Maoists gunned down in a gun battle between Ramgarh and Panasaput in Malkangiri district of Odisha in October 2016. Sources in police said that of the five surrendered Maoists, Hedbeen is the active in outfit and he also surrendered to the cops due to harassment from rebels. Hedbeen told that Maoists top guns Akkiraju Haragopal alias Ramakrishna alias RK and another Maoist top gun Gajarla Ravi alias Uday alias Ganesh were present in the forest on the encounter day....