//Maoists 'commander' surrenders in AP

Maoists 'commander' surrenders in AP

Visakhapatnam, Jan. 31 (UNI): CPI(Maoists) Commander of Korukonda Dalam, P Lakshmaiah, on Monday surrendered before the police at Narasipatnam about 75 km from here.

Briefing newspersons at Narasipatnam, police said the Lakshmaiah was vexed with forest life and wanted to marry his comrade, Ratna, and settle down in life. Along with him, another militant, D Bojji, had also surrendered.

The two had joined the movement as teenagers and were attracted to each other, while they worked in Korukonda Dalam. However, the party hierarchy were opposed to their marriage and were resisting it. This had led them to come out of the movement. However, they cited "health problems" for their surrender.

Lakshmaiah carried Rs 1 lakh reward on his head and his fiancé Rs 20,000. The entire amount would be paid to the couple to help them resettle in the main stream of the society, police added