CPI (Maoist) Machkhand local organising squad commander G Sandesh alias Suryam surrendered before SP Kartikeya here on Wednesday. However, sources said Suryam gave himself up to the police on the Andhra- Odisha Border on August 12 itself.
Presenting Suryam before mediapersons here on Wednesday, the SP said the Maoist leader had surrendered due to ill health. Suryam is a native of Kanukulagidda village of Huzurabad mandal in Karimnagar district. He joined the Moaist party in 2004 and worked as a local committee member and was subsequently elevated as an LOS commander.
Inspired by the Maoist activities, Suryam discontinued his graduation (B.Sc) second year and joined the party. He is accused in several cases in the Malkangiri division of Odisha. The government had announced a reward of `2 lakh on Suryam’s head.
Suryam said his left leg was severely injured in an extremist operation on a hillock. He said he had several bouts of ill health after the injury. Besides, the police vigil on him was intensified, he said and added that unable to cope up with all these developments he had decided to surrender.
Speaking on the occasion, Kartikeya called upon the Maoists belonging to Vizianagaram district Y Simhachalam alias Hari, P Atchamma alias Lakshmi and B Lakshmi alias Kranthi to shun extremism and join the mainstream. OSD of Parvathipuram D V Srinivasa Rao was also Present