Hardcore Maoist surrenders before Gadchiroli Police and CRPF



Hardcore Maoist surrenders before Gadchiroli Police and CRPF


• He carried a total reward of Rs. 06 Lakh on himself.





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 662 active Maoists till date have surrendered before the Gadchiroli Police. Today on 28/05/2024 one hardcore Maoist viz. Ganesh Gatta Punem, aged 35 years, resident of Bechhapal, Taluka Bhairamgadh, Dist. Bijapur (CG), surrendered before Shri. Jagdish Meena, Dy. Inspector General of Police (Ops.), CRPF. After his surrender, he was transferred to the Gadchiroli Police.


Information about the Surrendered Maoist:


1. Name: Ganesh Gatta Punem


 Tenure in Maoist Organization:


1) Recruited as a member of supply team with Bhairamgadh LOS in 2017 and worked until 2018.

2) Promoted to Dy. Commander in Supply team in 2018 and worked until now.

• Encounters – 02


 In 2017, he was involved in an encounter in the forest area of Mirtur, Bijapur (CG).

 In 2022, he was involved in an encounter in the forest area of Timmenar, Bijapur (CG).


 Reasons for Ganesh’s surrender:


 Lack of medical facility in case of illness.

 Senior Maoists direct to collect money for the development, but they actually use that money for themselves. It is never used for people’s development.

 Senior Maoists use the poor tribal youths for their own benefit.

 Married Party members cannot live an independent married life.

 Aggressive Anti-Naxal operations of Gadchiroli Police, has broken the back of Maoist activities.

 Senior cadres force to kill innocent tribal’s only on suspicion of being police informer.









 Reward on his arrest / encounter:


 Maharashtra Government had declared a reward of Rs. 06 lakhs.


 Reward on his surrender:


After surrender, Ganesh Gatta Punem will receive Rs. 05 Lakhs as a 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 of Maharashtra for Maoists to surrender and lead a respectful life, 14 hardcore Maoists have surrendered before the Gadchiroli police from the year 2022 to the year 2024. The surrender of the said Maoist was facilitated by Int Cell of Range Field Team, CRPF Gadchiroli under Shri Nitin Kumar, Dy. Commandant CRPF. This action was carried out under the guidance of Dy. Inspector General of Police (Ops.) CRPF Shri. Jagdish Meena and Supdt. Of Police, Gadchiroli Shri. Neelotpal. Shri Neelotpal, SP, 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.