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9 Maoists lay down arms in Malkangiri

Madhav had spread terror in the cut-off area of Malkangiri.

Written by Debabrata Mohanty | Bhubhaneshwar |
September 10, 2013 2:53:23 am

Nine Maoists,including six militia members,operating in Malkangiri district surrendered before Orissa police Monday.

Malkangiri superintendent of police Akhileswar Singh said the surrendered Maoists,aged 20 to 30 years,had spread terror in 200-odd villages of Kudumulgumma block that is separated from mainland Orissa by Balimela reservoir.

Maoists from Andhra Pradesh have been active in the area,which is closer to that state,for over a decade. \Former district collector R Vineel Krishna was abducted from one of the cut-off villages.

The surrendered include Maoists cadres Budri Golari,Sindhu Khillo and Kumari Madhi and militia Dasu,Dasa and Kumuti Khillo,Suresh Pangi,Sahadeb Mattam and Sukdev Burudi.

SP Singh said constant fear of police forced the Maoists to surrender.

On September 4,four Maoists,including a woman,had surrendered and another four had laid down arms last month.

Police claimed the surrenders were a result of the killing of dreaded Maoist Madhav alias Golla Ramullu last month.

Madhav,a senior member of Andhra-Odisha Border Malkangiri Maoist Divisional Committee,was responsible for the death of a BSF commandant and three jawans in a landmine blast in Malkangiri in February last year. He was shot by a joint team of the anti-Maoist Special Operations Group and Malkangiri and Koraput police.

Madhav had spread terror in the cut-off area of Malkangiri.

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