Maoist leader surrenders news: Assam Police Confirmed that most wanted Maoist leader Tingraj Orang surrendered on Tuesday before Hiren Nath, the Additional Director of Police (Special Branch). Tingraj Orang is a senior Maoist leader and in charge of CPI (Maoist) operations in Assam.
According to a statement released by the police headquarters in Guwahati, 49 years old, Tingraj Orang was the convener of Assam State Organizing Committee of CPI (Maoist), the mentioned committee was formed in 2017 in a meeting of the Eastern Regional Bureau (ERB), the meeting was held along the Jharkhand- Odisha border.
Orang started his association with the Left as a member of the Students’ Federation of India (SFI) and CPM in 1989. He was also the president of the Adivasi Chah Janagoshti Suraksha Committee. In 2006 he formally joined CPI (Maoist) and met ERB chief Kishan Da. “He is the only senior Maoist leader expanding bases of the CPI (Maoist) in Barak and Brahmaputra Valley of Assam. His surrender would be a huge setback for CPI (Maoist) movement in Assam,” said the statement. However, the statement said that Orang did not surrender any weapons.
According to a committee of Assam police, which was formed a few years ago to study Maoist activities in the state said that the CPI (Maoist) was following the footsteps of the People Liberation Army (PLA), a banned militant group in Manipur. No major crackdown on CPI (Maoist) in the state was reported in the past few years.