A hardcore Naxalite, Sandeep Madhi alias Sunil, who had served as the personal bodyguard of top Maoist leader Ramkrishna alias RK in the past, surrendered before Malkangiri Superintendent of Police (SP) Akhileswar Singh on Tuesday.

According to the Malkangiri district police, Sandeep was involved in the attack on Nayagarh town and its police armoury in 2008. He was also among the Naxalites who were involved in the attack on R. Udaygiri in March 2006. Apart from it, he was also involved in some case of major exchange of fire with security forces. He was with the Naxalite group which was involved in a heavy exchange of fire with a combined team of Border Security Force (BSF) and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel occurred near Badigeta in Malkangiri district in April 2009.

Sandeep hailed from Laxmipuram village under Motu police station in Malkangiri district. He had joined the Kalimela Dalam of outlawed CPI (Maoist) organisation in 2006.

Later, he had also worked with the Motu Dalam of Maoists. Both Kalimela and Motu Dalam are active in Malkangiri district.

Trusted cadre

He had become a trusted cadre of the Maoist organisation. Owing to which he had worked as the personal bodyguard of RK, who was heading the Andhra-Odisha Border Special Zonal Committee (AOBSZC). According to the police sources, the surrendered Maoist had served as bodyguard of RK for about one year.

But he had become frustrated with the ‘violent and anti-people’ activities of Maoists about a year ago. Since past one year he had remained detached from the Maoist activity.

According to him, he felt that the Maoists were only involved in anti-people activities which included extortion and harassment of tribal people. Police sources said Sandeep desired to lead a normal life. He would be rehabilitated as per the government policy for surrendered Naxalites.

More surrender

Four Maoists and 200 activists of controversial tribal organisation Chasi Mulia Adivasi Sangh (CMAS) surrendered in separate incidents in Koraput district on Tuesday.

The four Maoists surrendered before Deputy Inspector-General of Border Security Force (BSF) Sumer Singh in Koraput town. They surrendered along with three country-made guns.

They were Jumbera Kadraka, Malu Pidika, Ranju Kadraka and Basiya Meleka. All of them were from Badamathur village of Bandhugaon block. All of them claimed to be the members of Jhanjabati Dalam of Maoists.

It may be noted that Jhanjabati Dalam had almost become non-existent since past one year. Sitrukami Reddy alias Sitru, who happened to be heading Jhanjabati-Bandhugaon Area Committee, was killed in an exchange of fire with security forces on January 26, 2012. Teli Kadraka alias Rajendra who had succeeded Sitru as leader of the Jhanjabati Dalam had also been killed during an encounter with security forces in Bandhugaon block of Koraput district in August 2012.

The CMAS activists surrendered during a ‘Jan Sampark Shivir’ organised by Koraput district police at Bandhugaon on Tuesday.

He had served as the personal bodyguard of RK