Maoist commander surrenders in Jharkhand

24 Aug 2010

BOKARO: A Maoist commander of the outlawed Communist Party of India-Maoist outfit surrendered before police in Jharkhand's Bokaro district Monday. Ramendra Singh alias Guruji, sub-zonal commander of the CPI-Maoist, surrendered before Bokaro zone Inspector General of Police Manoj Mishra. He surrendered with a pistol and live cartridges. The rebel told the police that he was inspired by Art of Living classes of Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar which he had attended in disguise at Garhwa. Ramendra, resident of Kaimur in Bihar, faces more than 17 criminal cases. He joined the Maoist organisation in 1986. He was given Rs.50,000 cash under the surrender policy of the state government. More money would be given in future to rehabilitate him. Ramendra is the seventh Maoist local leader who has surrendered in the last one month in Jharkhand. Read more: Maoist commander surrenders in Jharkhand - India - The Times of India