14 September 2019
Rourkela: A hardcore cadre of CPI (Maoist) identified as Mangal Singh Munda alias Alinder surrendered before Rourkela SP K Siva Subramani and Sambalpur SP KV Singh on Saturday.
A joint operation had been carried out by DVF Rourkela and Sambalpur in Kelo reserve forest under Gurundia police station in the initial period of this week. During the intensive combing operation Munda, who carried a Self-Loading Rifle (SLR), offered to surrender before the police.
Munda was an active Area Committee Member (ACM) of Sambalpur-Deogarh-Sundargarh Division led by State Committee Member (SCM) Anmol and also worked as bodyguard of Central Committee Member (CCM) Misir Besra. It is reported that he surrendered due to continous torture meted by Anmol.
A native of Bagoi under Tamad police limits in Ranchi of Jharkhand, Munda joined the Maoists Organization after being abducted by one Kishore of Kundan Puhan team at the age of eight in 2007.
After joining the party he went to Kolhan, Saranda and took arms training under the leadership of Sandeep and Prasant. During the course he moved in Bundu, Chandil, Kolhan and Saranda till 2012.
He entered in Sundargarh district in 2013 with Anmol. He was involved in many exchange of fire incidents in Angul, Sambalpur, Deogarh and Sundargarh districts. He left the Maoists organization due to constant threat the life and frustration with the Maoists ideology and surrendered before the Police.
Munda has now expressed his willingness to join the mainstream of society. Under the surrender policy of Odisha Government, he will be provided benefits such as immediate cash of Rs 50,000, one year fixed deposit of Rs 50,000, three years fixed deposit of Rs 1.5 lakh and State grant of Rs 98,000 which includes Rs 25,000 for homestead land, Rs 45,000 for house, Rs 25,000 for self-marriage and Rs 3000 for self-study.