Key Naxal leaders with heavy bounty surrenders, spill the beans on the urban network

The coherent approach executed by the present government in tackling left-wing terror seems to be yielding results, as there is a large number of desertions in the ranks of Naxal forces, who are now surrendering for a better livelihood.

According to the reports, two Naxal leaders carrying higher rewards on them have surrendered before the senior police officials in Jharkhand and Chattisgarh. The surrendered leaders are known to be Kamlesh Ganju alias Birsai ji,  who was the leader of Bihar-Chhattisgarh-Jharkhand Special Area Committee of CPI(Maoist). He surrendered before the Commissioner of Palamau division, Manoj Kumar Jha and DIG (Palamau division) Vipul Shukla. Another Maoist leader Vetti Rama, who was carrying a reward of Rs. 8 lakh turned himself in before senior officials at the Sukma police headquarters.

Reportedly, Kamlesh Ganju is wanted in more than a hundred cases registered by the police of Chhattisgarh, Bihar and Jharkhand. He was also carrying a reward of Rs. 25 lakh on his head, police said. Ganju, who joined the group in 1993 at the age of nine, was later part of terror outfits including the erstwhile MCC and Peoples War Group. Indrajeet Mahatha, SP of Palamau said that Kamlesh Ganju is part of the Naxal network for the past 23 years and was the leader of Maoists group in Budapahar. Kamlesh Ganju was the mastermind behind the killing of 17 security personnel in 2013 in Jharkhand’s Latehar district.

- Advertisement - - Article resumes -

Interestingly, Kamlesh Ganju claims that the reason behind his surrender is that Naxals have lost their loyalty towards Maoism. He also added that another reason for his surrender is his family responsibilities and prevailing ills in his community.

Vetti Rama, another top leader, is responsible for the Sukma blasts in March this year in which Naxals had blown up a mine protected vehicle, killing nine security personnel. Reportedly, Rama had joined the left-wing terror group in 1995 and was responsible for several major Naxal attacks. The disgruntled Naxal said that increasing pressure of security forces combined with state’s surrender policy has been the major reason for a large number of surrenders.

The DIG Sundarraj P told that during his interrogation, he has revealed crucial details about the Maoist urban network and sympathisers. “Rama revealed that sustained operations by security forces in Chintagufa, Kistaram and Bhejji- considered as core areas of Maoists in Sukma, coupled with development works, resulted in the Naxals’ hold weakening in the area”, the DIG said.

The Naxal cadres in the tribal areas are becoming increasingly dissatisfied with the ideology and are willing to join mainstream for a better life. Recently, Pahad Singh, one of the important leaders of the Naxal terror network, has also surrendered to the Chattisgarh police. He was carrying a bounty of Rs. 1 crore and is believed to have been involved in over 80 cases against him out of which 40 cases have been filed in Gadchiroli alone.

Recently, Pahad Singh in an interview to OpIndia has revealed a lot of sensational aspects of the Naxal terror network operating in both tribal and urban areas. Singh in the interview has revealed the ‘modus operandi’ of the Naxals and the connection of ground forces with its urban network. Interestingly, Pahad Singh went on to identify Arun Ferreira, one of the arrested Urban Naxals and claimed that he had met him in a meeting of the banned CPI-Maoist.

Pahad Singh has described how the so-called ‘intellectuals’ deceive and exploit the simple Adivasis and use them to further their agenda. Pahad Singh, who refers ‘Urban Naxals’ as ‘Nithalla buddhijeevi’ (jobless intellectuals), blames the urban network for the sufferings of the Adivasis, as he says Urban Naxals want to keep the Adivasis deprived of development so they can use them to further their own selfish motives.

Share and Support:
Support OpIndia by paying for content

Most read articles recently

Sabarimala temple is ‘secular’, must consult Wakf Board and Christian organisations before any decision, says Kerala govt

Kerala government is opposing a petition seeking to restrict entry into Sabarimala only for Hindu devotees

Javed Akhtar hails Tipu Sultan and attempts to vilify Savarkar, gets reminded of his own legacy

Javed Akhtar vilified Savarkar for writing a mercy petition to the British.

Statue of Unity attracts 1 lakh visitors in just 10 days, earns Rs 2.1 crores

Within 10 days of its inauguration, Sardar Patel Rashtriya Ekta trust has earned around Rs 2.1 crores

Muslim petitioners in Ram Janmabhoomi case come out in support of Sri Sri Ravi Shankar’s out of court settlement efforts

They assert that an out of court settlement in the Ram Janmabhoomi case will be better for Hindu-Muslim relations while complimenting the spiritual leader.

Chhattisgarh: Naxals blast explosives minutes before polling begins in Dantewada’s Katakalyan block

No harm to security forces as well as polling party has been reported.

A look back at the life of Union Minister Ananth Kumar as he passes away at 59

He was suffering from severe complications and infection and was on ventilator support for the last few days

Those who sit in judgement of the Commanding Officer who stood up for his men, think again

The contribution of Policemen to our nation and each of our lives deserves the highest respect.

Here are the 4 kinds of people who can never understand the traditions of Sabarimala

But diversity cannot survive without exclusion and our constitution builders identified this need

Welcome to India, Jack. If we were like Twitter, you’d have been ‘blocked’ or ‘shadow banned’ at arrival

When in India, Jack, you must indeed 'experience it all'. And experience the virtue of diversity and co-existence, you must.

The irony of Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey meeting Rahul Gandhi, to talk about ‘tackling menace of fake news’

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey has earlier admitted the left-leaning bias of his employees, and has today, met Rahul Gandhi

Latest articles

Connect with us

124,157FansLike
93,261FollowersFollow
5,885SubscribersSubscribe

Don't miss these