HYDERABAD: Two members of the banned CPI (Maoist) surrendered before the police inBhadradri Kothagudem
district of Telangana.
state and members ofCherla
LOS (local organisation squad) turned themselves in before Bhadradri Kothagudem District Superintendent of Police Sunil Dutt on Saturday, police said.
For the last six years, the duo aged 25 and 34, was working for the banned CPI (Maoist) party, they said adding initially they worked as militia members and for the last three years they have been working as members of Cherla LOS in Telangana.
According to police, the ultras realised that the Telangana State Committee (Maoist Party) was harassing them and wanted to lead a better life by returning to the mainstream. “It has been learnt that theMaoist party
is regularly harassing women cadre and tribal children by forcefully keeping them in the party. Many Maoist cadres are ready to leave the party, but senior leaders are threatening them and forcefully taking them from the villages not allowing them to surrender,” the official said.
The police appealed to all Dalam and militia members to lay down their arms and lead a normal life