Nuapada: In a major success to the district police here, the last local cadre Maoist Parsuram Dharua alias Mantu alias Parsuram Majhi surrendered before the Superintendent of Police (SP) today.
Briefing media, Nuapada SP Smith P. Paramar said, “His involvement in a blast in which a policeman sustained injury is being suspected, but yet to be confirmed. We are also yet to confirm his involvement in the specific cases. But, his involvement has been established in pasting of posters and blocking the road by felling of trees at Sinapali area during observance of their Saheed Saptah (week). Our local cadres in the left wing are being used in such activities.”
“Now our achievement in Nuapada district is that not a single local is in the Maoist party. He (today’s surrendered cadre) was the only local person left out,” the SP stated.
He also informed that the cadre Maoist left the party because he was inducted forcefully and not as per his willingness. Other reasons are humiliation meted out to the Odia cadre by the Telugu and Chhattisgarh cadres. He was also harassed and tortured by them. Apart from that, his health condition was not good and the incessant anti-naxal operation by the police forces prompted him to surrender.
As per a press release on the occasion, Parsuram was involved in Maoist activities since 2014-15 as a militia before his surrender today. He had joined Mainpur-Nuapada Division in June 2017. He was part of the Sinapali LOS of CPI (Maoist). He was forcefully inducted into the cadre by Anju (DCM), Kanti, Ranjit and Seema. He operated in Nuapada, Kalahandi and Gariyaband (Chhattisgarh) district area.
While Odisha Government had declared a reward of Rs 1 lakh on his arrest, he will be now rehabilitated as per the surrender policy of the State Government.
The press release also revealed that five other local cadre Maoists have already surrendered and arrested last year by the Nuapada district police.