Senior Maoist leader Madavi Hademe alias Savitri, who is currently the Divisional Committee Member of South Bastar Division, on Wednesday surrendered before the Telangana police.
Savitri is the wife of Ravula Srinivas alias Ramanna, who was a Central Committee (CC) member and secretary of the Dandakarnya Special Zonal Committee of the banned CPI (Maoist). He died due to cardiac arrest in December 2019, an official release said.
Savitri participated in five brutal attacks on security forces and four ambushes in addition to several other incidents during her underground life, it said.
During her party life, she recruited about 300 to 350 members of the CPI (Maoist) by propagating revolutionary ideology through her speeches in tribal areas. Many of them are now continuing in the party at various levels, according to the release.
She was frustrated with the “mindless violence and aimless protracted armed struggle of CPI (Maoist)”, the release said. After the death of her husband and the surrender of her son, she went into depression and realised the futility of continuing in the outlawed Maoist outfit, police said.
She was attracted by the provisions of comprehensive surrender and rehabilitation policies of the Telangana government, and decided to leave the party to join the mainstream and lead a normal life, it added.
Telangana DGP M Mahendar Reddy appealed to the Maoist cadres to shed violent struggle and join the mainstream and take part in the advancement of the nation through constructive participation and benefit from the comprehensive rehabilitation process of the Telangana government.