RAIPUR: A Maoist commander skilled in assembling and planting Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) surrendered in Chhattisgarh's insurgency-hit Dantewada district.
Maoist Janmilitia commander Madkam Kanna alias Kanna Rao turned himself in before senior Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and police officials citing disappointment with the ideology of the outlawed Maoist movement, a senior police official told PTI today.
After being associated with the banned CPI (Maoist) in 2006, Kanna has been instrumental in executing several Maoist incidents in the South Bastar region, the police official said.
Preliminary investigations revealed that he is an expert in assembling and planting IEDs besides handling an active Maoist network in the region, he said.
Until recently, he was active in Maoist Konta Area Committee, the police official said.
Rao was allegedly involved in incidents like blocking road connectivity by felling trees and damaging routes, attacks on police camps, murder, planting landmines to hurt security personnel, the police official said, adding that several cases are pending against him in police stations in Sukma and its adjoining districts.
Necessary assistance will be provided to him as per the surrender and rehabilitation policy of the Chhattisgarh government, the police official said.