Sudhakar also revealed that Maoists were ill-treating women cadres and putting them under all sorts of pressure.
Due to the domination of the male cadres, some women were committing suicide, he said.
The party functioning had deteriorated and was more on the lines of criminal gangs who loot people and amass wealth for their development, using the party as a platform, Reddy said.
Sudhakar also said that many cadres, sensing the fast deteriorating standards in the functioning of the CPI (Maoist) due to lumpanisation trends,were willing to give up extremism.
Reddy said the party was unable to conduct or implement any programmes based on Marxist Leninst Maoist ideology in their Eastern Regional Bureau area.
Most of the leadership and cadres were interested only in making money, he said on the current status of the party.
In their Eastern Regional Bureau area, the total armed underground cadre strength was about 500 while in Dandkaranya, the armed cadre strength is about 2,000 and militia strength, about 7,000.
However, in Sukma and Bijapur districts (of Chhattisgarh) militia is strong, Reddy said.
The DGP said Sudhakar had grasped the reality that the erstwhile Maoist Communist Centre cadres are autocratic and encouraged lumpen elements in the party, who worked only to provide financial aid to their families by extorting huge sums of money from contractors and businessmen as 'party levy'.
The couple also disclosed that there are groups in the party on caste basis.
Nepotism and regionalism which had crept into party organisation roots was also the reason for them to surrender, the top police official said.
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