Top Maoist Leader Surrenders in Assam

GUWAHATI: A top Maoist leader Tingraj Orang (49) surrendered before additional director general of police (Special Branch) Hiren Ch. Nath here on Tuesday.

Tingraj Orang hails from Naharani Jaipur, Block no. 2, Samuktola village of Dibrugarh district.

Orang was the convener of Assam State Organising Committee (ASOC)  of CPI (Maoist),  formed in 2017 in a meeting of Eastern Regional Bureau (ERB) held in Jharkhand Odisha border.

He was also the general secretary of Barak and Brahmaputra Valley Zonal Committees of CPI (Maoist) in Assam.

Orang started his association with the Left as a member of SFI and CPM from 1989-99. He was president of Adivasi Chah Janagoshti  Suraksha Committee.

He formally joined CPI (Maoist) in 2006 and met Kishan Da (ERB chief).

In 2011 he was arrested in Rourkela, Odisha along with 2 CPI Maoist cadres of Assam- Aditya Bora and Ajoy Sabor.

He is the only senior Maoist leader expanding bases of CPI (Maoist) in Barak and Brahmaputra Valley of Assam.

His surrender would be a huge setback for CPI (Maoist) movement in Assam, police claimed.

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