`Farewell to arms': 65 YO Maoist commander surrenders after 38 years in Khammam

A 65-year-old Maoist, who had been an underground cadre of a banned group for 38-years, surrendered before the Khammam Police Commissioner on Friday.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  28 Aug 2021 4:43 AM GMT
`Farewell to arms: 65 YO Maoist commander surrenders after 38 years in Khammam

Hyderabad: A 65-year-old Maoist, who had been an underground cadre of a banned group for 38-years, surrendered before the Khammam Police Commissioner on Friday.

Identified as E. Seetharam Reddy alias Naganna, he hails from Chinthiryala village of Aswapuram Mandal of Bhadradri-Kothagudem district. He was a Divisional Committee Member (DVCM) of Malkangiri East Division, Andhra Odisha Border Special Zonal Committee (AOBSZC), according to police.

The 65-year-old Maoist, who had been staying in the AOB area since 2018 due to ill health, surrendered before the Khammam Police Commissioner Vishnu S Warrier.

During his school days, Seetharam Reddy was an active member of the Radical Students' Union (RSU) and Radical Youth League (RYL). He then joined Peoples' War Group (PWG) in 1981 and then in the Bhadrachalam Dalam in 1982.

"In 2002, he was shifted to the East Area Committee in Andhra-Odisha Border (AOB). In 2008, he was elevated as DVCM of Malkangiri East Division of AOB. He surrendered due to ill-health," Warrier said.

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