Top Maoist leader Ganapati alias Muppalla Laxman Rao who also served as Central Committee secretary for 40 years was learnt to hold talks with the State government over ‘surrender’ plans.
According to the sources at the intelligence department, the 74-year-old Maoist leader who carries a reward of over Rs 3.5 crore on his head has offered to surrender to the Telangana police.
Sources claimed that the decision was taken owing to Ganapati’s deteriorated health condition while the leader is learnt to be suffering from severe Asthma, knee pains and diabetes from the past two years.
Due to which the leader, though a part of the central committee of the Maoist party, is not very active and is in the underground at Chhattisgarh and Maharashtra.
Though the police officials refused to confirm the information, Chhattisgarh senior officials confirmed that they have credible information over a major reform.
Rumours that Ganapati and RK were severely injured in the recent clash with police added strength to the surrender speculation. If this information is to be believed, four other key Maoists leaders are speculated to join Ganapati offering to surrender.
Born in Birpur village, Jagtial district, Ganapathi emerged as an instrumental leader in building the Maoist movement across the country.
He played a major role in the formation of CPI (Maoist) with the merger of CPI (ML-People’s War Group) and the Maoist Communist Centre of India (MCCI) in 2004.