Telangana: Maoist leader with Rs. 5L bounty on her head surrenders before police

Senior Maoist leader Jajjeri Samakka alias Sharadakka alias Bejjeri Sammakka surrendered before the Telangana director-general of police, M. Mahender Reddy, on Friday.

By Newsmeter Network  Published on  17 Sep 2021 12:55 PM GMT
Telangana: Maoist leader with Rs. 5L bounty on her head surrenders before police

Hyderabad: Senior Maoist leader Jajjeri Samakka alias Sharadakka alias Bejjeri Sammakka surrendered before the Telangana director-general of police, M. Mahender Reddy, on Friday.

At the age of 18, Sharadakka, a resident of Gangaram in Mahabubnagar district, joined the People's War Group in 1994. In 1995, she married Haribhushan who succumbed to COVID-19 in June this year and worked as Dalam Member of Pandava Dalam till 1996. During her 25 years in the party, Sharadakka worked in various cadres, including as a dalam member in Kinnera Dalam from 1997 to 1998; first platoon member in North Telangana Special Zonal Committee (NTSZC) from 1999 to 2000; and in 6th platoon (CC Protection Team) in DK from 2000 to 2004.

She was promoted as an area committee member (ACM) in 2001. She also worked as Cherla LOS commander from 2005 to 2008, the DGP said.

She had surrendered before the Warangal police on 28 July 2008 but had rejoined the party in November 2011 and moved with her husband Haribushan's team. In February 2016, she was elevated as the secretary of Cherla-Shabari AC and as a division committee member in BK-EG DV (Bhadradri Kothagudem East Godavari Divisional committee), the DGP said.

Sharadakka carried a bounty of Rs. 5 lakh and was involved in 25 cases indirectly and directly in six exchanges of fire. In one of the firing incidents, a bullet had injured her eye, Mr. Reddy said.

Sharadakka revealed that nearly 20 cadres had run away from the party in the last six months.

The DGP handed over a demand draft of Rs. 5 lakh towards her rehabilitation and Rs. 5,000 for her immediate expenses to Sharadakka who appealed to the Maoist cadres to give up arms and join the mainstream. The DGP also appealed to the Maoist cadres to join the mainstream.

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