A hardcore armed Maoist cadre, Nachika Chamara alias Samara surrendered before Koraput Superintendent of Police, Avinash Kumar on Friday.
He was a key Maoist leader in Narayanpatna area of Koraput district and was involved in several major cases of Maoist violence. He was part of the Srikakulam-Koraput division of outlawed CPI (Maoist) organisation. He was a close associate of leaders of Srikakulam-Koraput division of Maoists like Daya, Aruna and Sarita. He was also moving around with Nachika Linga, the leader of controversial tribal organisation Chasi Mulia Adivasi Sangh. It may be noted that Nachika Linga happens to be in the most wanted list of both Odisha and Andhra police. As per the police records Nachika Linga was a Maoist commander.
The surrendered Maoist, Chamara hailed from Bhaliyaput area under Narayanpatna police station. He had joined the militia group of Maoists in 2006. Gradually he had progressed in the outlawed violent organisation to become an armed cadre of the Srikakulam-Koraput division of CPI (Maoist) organisation. He was trained to use all types of arms and ammunition.
Chamara was involved in around 26 cases of Maoist and CMAS violence. These cases included three murders. He was involved in murder of Sapuru Sirika at Jhodipadar on October 26, 2010, killing of Ghasi Kendruka at Dumshil on August 8, 2010 and murder of P.Suresh at Baunsaput on September 6, 2009. According to the police he was also involved in the attack of CMAS on Narayanpatna police station in 2009. He was among the Maoists involved in the ambush and clamour mine blast in Narayanpatna block on December 24, 2009, in which one jawan of Special Operation Group (SOG) had been killed. He was also behind a landmine blast at Anchalpur on December 19, 2010.
In recent past he was not able to accept cold blooded murder of innocent tribal people by the Maoists blaming them to be the police informers. According to him he was hurt by these killings as these innocents had no links with the police and were only reluctant to help the Maoists. He also found that the promises of Maoists to militias that their families would be looked after once they got arrested, was just an eyewash. Chamara revealed an alarming fact that Maoists were using force to recruit minor children of militias into their ‘Bal Sangham’ organisation. This also irked him.
According to the Koraput SP, the surrendered Maoist would be rehabilitated as per the surrender and rehabilitation package of government. On Friday Koraput district police handed over papers of fixed deposits of Rs. 1.5 lakh provided to each of the two woman Maoist cadres, Jilakira Sushila and Nachika Jambo, who had surrendered earlier.
The SP called upon Nachika Linga and others in Maoist organisation to take the right decision and surrender before the police to again lead normal peaceful life.