Staff Reporter

GUNTUR: The dwindling Maoist influence in the district received yet another blow after Kokkera Srinu alias Sudhakar, action team member of Guthikonda Area Committee surrendered before Superintendent of Police Mahesh Chandra Laddha on Friday.

The Maoist confessed that he had taken part in 10 offences, including five murders and two incidents of exchange of fire. Presenting the surrendered Maoist before the mediapersons on Friday, Mr. Laddha said that the Maoist had worked with Jaheer, another key Maoist arrested recently and was involved in organisational work in Bellamkonda, Guthikonda, and Pullacheruvu mandals in the Guntur-Prakasam border and was engaged in recruiting new members. The Maoist, who joined the movement in July 2004 as an Armed Platoon member, worked with the Guthikonda Area Committee, Chandravanka Dalam, and Pullalacheruvu dalam.