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Three Maoists, including woman Maoist, surrendered in AP

Visakhapatnam, Oct 17 (UNI) Three Maoists, including a woman, carrying cash rewards on their heads and belonging to the Galikonda Area Committee of the banned CPI (Maoist) surrendered before Vizag Rural Police Chief Attada Babujee here on Thursday.
The surrendered Maoists have been identified as 29-year-old Area Committee Member Rank Vanthala Ramu alias Birusu alias Bangaraju of Dabhalapadu area of Odisha, Pangi Lakshman of Vizag Agency and Gollori Devi alias Jyothi of Odisha, police said here.
Ramu was carrying a reward of Rs four lakh while Lakshman and Devi were carrying a reward of Rs one lakh each on their heads.
Attada Babujee said that Ramu, who joined in the outfit as Militia Members in 2009, rose to ACM rank rebel and had involved in any offences, including five murder cases, two land mine blasts, and three exchange of fire with police, famine raids and few others.
Lakshman , who had joined in Maoist group in 2013, had worked as hard-core militia members in between 2013 and 2018 and later emerged as Dalam Membe of the outfit in 2019.
He had involved in three offences, including the exchange of fire with police and arson of coffee pulping unit at GK Veedhi Mandal in Vizag Agency.
The woman Maoist, who was carrying 303 rifle while in the outfit, participated in the killing of Vanthala Salu near GK Veedhi in 2018.
She was involved in few other offences such as exchange of fires with security forces and arson of road laying machinery in GK Veedhi in 2018.
Both Lakshman and Jyothi were attracted to revolutionary songs and were also influenced by some Maoists leaders to join in the outfit, the Rural Police Chief said.

The trio surrendered before the police citing that increased combing operations, death of their leaders in the recent encounters and also to lead a peaceful life. The trio will get benefits under the surrender policy and we have been appealing the rebels to shun violence and surrender, Babujee added.
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