allegedly involved in the Jeeram attack in Chhattisgarh which killed 26 security personnel died in April 2021, surrendered before Telangana police brass here on Wednesday.
Addressing a press conference, director-general of police (DGP
) M Mahendar Reddy saidRavula Ranjith
, 23, was involved in several incidents, including the Jeeram attack in which 26 security personnel died in April.
Ranjith will be given Rs 4 lakh for surrendering and a token amount of Rs 5,000 was given to him on Wednesday by police.Ranjith, who is a second generation Maoist as his parents too were involved in the left-wing movement, decided to quit theMaoist party
as he was reportedly humiliated after the death of his father Ramanna alias Ravula Srinivas, a formercentral committee
member and secretary of Dandakaranya special zonal committee.
Though Ranjith’s family is from Warangal district, he spent most of his life in Chhattisgarh.
“He participated in four brutal attacks on security forces and one ambush in addition to several other incidents during his underground life,” DGP Mahendar said.Police claimed though Ranjith did not tell them the exact number of Maoists suffering with Covid-19, he confirmed that several cadre were afflicted with the virus.
The DGP said Haribushan’s death was confirmed by Ranjith too. When asked about the contradictory statements of Telangana police and CPI Maoists on the death of Sharada, wife of Haribushan, Mahendar Reddy clarified that she was still alive.
Of the 25 central committee members, 11 were from Telangana and three from Andhra Pradesh. As of now, there are 120 Telangana Maoist state committee members, but they had no information on the appointment of a new state secretary in place of Haribushan.
“As of now, Damodar is incharge secretary,’’ the police said