Friday, June 04, 2021

Maoists’ special guerilla squad commander’s guard gives up arms


Nandu was working as a guard to the commander, CPI Maoist SGS (special guerilla squad), Lachanna. Nandu was suffering from ill-health and there was no chance of him getting proper treatment.

By Author  |  Published: 4th Jun 2021  2:25 pmUpdated: 4th Jun 2021  4:27 pm

Mulugu: A member of the outlawed CPI Maoist, Madakam Nandal alias Nandu (20) of Kourugutt village of Pameda mandal in Bijapur district in Chhattisgarh, surrendered himself before Superintendent of Police (SP), Mulugu, Dr Sangram Singh Ganpatrao Patil here on Friday.

Nandu was working as a guard to the commander, CPI Maoist SGS (special guerilla squad), Lachanna. Nandu was suffering from ill-health and there was no chance of him getting proper treatment. When he was a child, his mother passed away and he joined the ‘Balala Sangam’ affiliated to the Maoist party.

The SP said he worked for the Balala Sangam for three years. “He was upset with his father’s drunken behaviour. He came to Pasra village in Telangana, started working at Gundla Vaagu project, and was staying with a relative in Budidhagadda Guthikoya Gumpu. In 2018, he joined as a member of Cherla Arunakka Dalam with the help of Somudu, a UG cadre, and worked there for one year as a Dalam member.

On the instructions of Azad Telangana State committee member, he moved to Manuguru and worked as a guard to Lachanna, a special guerilla squad commander. At the time of working as a guard to Lachanna, he participated in Battoom firing, Pedda Midisaleru road blasting and also in the exchange of fire at Tekulagudem of Chhattisgarh in which 24 CRPF personnel died,” the SP added.

Nandu stated that so many Maoist underground cadres were infected by Coronavirus and some of them succumbed to the virus as they were unable to get proper treatment. Referring to COVID infections among the Maoists, Patil asked the Maoists to surrender and get medical treatment for the virus. “All the benefits from the government will be provided to the surrendered Maoists,” the SP added

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