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Top Maoist leader, wife surrender in Telangana

IANS  |  Hyderabad 

Top leader and his wife Vydugula Aruna, also a Maoist, surrendered before the Police on Wednesday.

A key member of the (Maoist) and hailing from Nirmal district of Telangana, Sathwaji had been associated with the movement for over two decades.

For the last five years, he was working as a member of the (ERB) of the of the banned outfit. Operating from and Jharkhand, he was also in-charge of the Regional Committee.

Vydugula Aruna, 43, who hails from Warangal rural district of Telangana, was also associated with the movement for over two decades. She was State Committee Member, Bihar-Special Area Committee.

The couple surrendered before Director General of Police M. Mahender Reddy saying they were disillusioned with the party for straying away from its objective to work for the people.

The couple also decided to leave the organization due to atrocities on women cadre, forcing some women Maoists to commit suicide. Maoist alias Basvaraj's wife alias also committed suicide in 2010.

told police that there were differences among the top leaders, especially leaders from the local tribes and those from

"The party functioning has deteriorated and is more on the lines of criminal gangs who loot people and amass wealth for their development using party as a platform," the police quoted the surrendered Maoist as saying.

He claimed that vexed with the leadership which is working to serve their vested interests, many cadres are willing to give up extremism.

As carried a reward of Rs 25 lakh and his wife Rs 10 lakh on their heads, the money would be given to them so that they can join the mainstream and begin a new life, the police said.



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First Published: Wed, February 13 2019. 18:34 IST