GAYA: An active sub-zonal commander of the Maoists, Sanjay Singh Bhokta alias Rakesh (30), surrendered before senior police and the administrative officials at the CRPF headquarters in Gaya on Monday.
Rakesh was active in Maoists’ organization in Chhakarbandha area of Bankebazar area of the district for the last five years. He has been made named accused in at least five cases lodged with different police stations in Gaya andAurangabad
districts. He is also an accused in the killing of chowkidar of Amas police station in 2018,IED blast
at Pachrukhiya under the Madanpur police station area ofAurangabad district
in 2019 in which a CRPF SI was killed.
During interaction with the mediapersons after his surrender, Rakesh said, “After joining the Maoist organization, my life was under constant threat and problems for myfamily members
had increased manifold. I was also a victim of misbehaviour in the organization. However, I was promised a house. But nothing came true. Hence I decided to abandon the organization and contacted the security personnel with a request for safe exit.”
CRPF director general (DG) Hemant Priyadarshi, who was present in Gaya during Rakesh’s surrender said, “All help as per the rehabilitation policy of state government would be provided to Rakesh and his family. Regarding the charges levelled against him in the cases lodged, a transparent trial and investigation would be conducted to ensure justice to him.”
On this occasion, Magadh range IG Amit Lodha, CRPF Patna range DIG Sanjay Kumar, CRPF 159 batallion commandant Nishit Kumar, COBRA 205 battalion commandant Dilip Srivastava, Gaya DM Abhishek Singh, SSP Aditya Kumar besides other police and administrative officials were also present.
It is worth mentioning here that security personnel had recovered 83 IEDs planted under the ‘kuchcha road’ in Chhakarbandha area on Saturday