Hardcore Woman Maoist surrenders before SP, Gadchiroli,Carried a total reward of Rs. 11 Lakh on her head”
Gadchiroli date :-07 oct 2023 Disillusioned by the hollow claims of Maoism and frustrated by their mindless violence against civilians, a large number of members of the banned CPI (Maoist) are attracted to the Surrender cum Rehabilitation Policy implemented by the Government of Maharashtra. Thanks to the effective implementation of this Policy, a total of 586 active Maoists till date have surrendered before the Gadchiroli Police. Recently, one hardcore Woman Maoist viz. Rajani @ Kalawati Samayya Veladi, aged 28 years, resident of Irupgutta, Taluka Bhopalpattanam, Dist. Bijapur (CG), surrendered before the Superintendent of Police, Gadchiroli.
Information about Surrendered Maoist:
1. Name: Rajani @ Kalawati Samayya Veladi
Tenure in Maoist Organization:
1) Recruited as a member with Farsegadh LOS in Aug. 2009 and worked until 2010
2) Transferred to the Orchha LOS in 2010 and worked until 2013
3) Promoted to ACM and transferred to the National Park Area Doctor team in 2013 and worked until 2015
4) Transferred to Sandra LOS in 2015 and worked till date
Offences committed during her tenure:
• Encounters – 04
In 2015, she was involved in an encounter in the forest area of Gundam (CG).
In 2017, she was involved in an ambush-cum-encounter on Bejji to Yerragufa road (CG) in which 12 Jawans were martyred.
In 2018, she was involved in an encounter in the forest area of Marewada (CG).
In 2019, she was involved in an encounter in the forest area of Boramajji (CG).
• Murder – 01:
In 2020 – 21, at Mauja Upral (CG)
• Arson – 1:
In 2018, she was involved in the burning of 01 Government Bus on Bedre road (CG).
Reasons for Rajani’s surrender:
Senior Maoists instructed us to collect money for the movement/people, but they actually used that money for themselves, never for people’s development.
Women are discriminated against by senior Maoists
Senior Maoists exploited the poor tribal youths only for their benefit.
Married dalam members could not live an independent married life.
Due to the aggressive anti-Maoist operations of the Gadchiroli Police, moving in the forest had become dangerous.
Fellow tribals were killed based solely on suspicion of being police informers.
During encounters, male Maoists ran away leaving woman Maoists to fend for themselves and often got killed.
Senior Maoist cadres don’t pay attention to medical problems of party members.
Reward on her arrest / encounter:
Maharashtra Government had declared a reward of Rs. 6 lakhs
Chhattisgarh Government had declared a reward of Rs. 5 lakhs
Reward on her surrender:
After surrender, Rajani @ Kalawati Samayya Veladi will receive Rs. 4 Lakh 50 thousand which is the reward declared by the Central & Maharashtra governments for rehabilitation.
Due to the intensified anti-Maoist operations conducted by Gadchiroli police and the golden opportunity provided by the government for Maoists to surrender and lead a respectful life, 13 hardcore Maoists have surrendered before the Gadchiroli police from the year 2022 to the year 2023. Shri Neelotpal, Superintendent of Police, Gadchiroli, assured that all necessary assistance would be provided to those willing to surrender and join the mainstream society, embracing the ways of democracy. Furthermore, he appealed to active Maoists to renounce the path of violence and adopt the path of peace.