Two top Maoist cadres surrender in Chhattisgarh
Kondagaon: Two top Maoist cadres, members of the outlawed movement in restive Kondagaon district, wanted in several Naxals violence cases, surrender before the police.
The outlaws - Rajman Korram (26) of Padeli under Mardapal police station limits and Govind Netam (30) of Madanaar under Bayanaar police station limits surrendered before police on Tuesday, said Kondagaon Superintendent of Police Abhishek Meena.
Korram, Company Number-6 member and Netam, Bayanaar Local Operating Squad (LOS) and Kuanaar Area Committee member were wanted in several cases of murder, attacks on police, loot, arson, attempt to murder and other crimes. While Korram was carrying a reward of Rs 8 lakh on his head, Netam was carrying a reward of Rs 5 lakh on his head, he added.
Speaking to newsmen, the surrendered outlaws said that they were vexed with the life underground and realized that the party lost its relevance. Senior cadres were using them to fulfil their own interests. They confessed that Maoist Commanders used to mount pressure on junior cadres to kill policemen and motivate them to kill the youths, who wanted to help police. They also said public patronage to the Maoist party had come down in the recent past and internal bickering badly affected the spirit.
They admitted that they were frustrated with the high handedness of senior cadres and exploitation by them of women and lower rank rebels.
Korram went underground in the year 2005. He was recruited at rural level to store food for the cadres by Mardapal Dalam Commander Kosa Salam. In the year 2007, Mardapal DVC member Ramu recruited him in Benoor LOS. After a year, he was transferred to Mardapal LOS. Later in the year 2010, he became member of Company Number-6.
Netam went underground in the year 2002. He played a vital role since his joining the movement. He was wanted in several cases of murder, attacks on police, loot, arson, attempt to murder and other crimes, the SP said.