High Maoist chief, Akkiraju Haragopal, alias Ramakrishna, who led the Maoists in peace talks with then Andhra Pradesh authorities in 2004, died of sickness in Chhattisgarh, sources mentioned on Thursday.
In accordance with sources, the 58-year-old chief, popularly often called R.Okay., succumbed to power sickness in south Bastar on Wednesday.
He was member of Central committee of the Communist Social gathering of India-Maoist and incharge of Andhra-Odisha Border Particular Zonal Committee of the banned outfit.
A key ideologue of the social gathering, R.Okay., had a number of circumstances pending towards him in several states and was carrying a reward of Rs 97 lakh.
Chhattisgarh Police confirmed the loss of life of the highest Maoist chief following wi-fi intercepts by the intelligence businesses. Nonetheless, the CPI-Maoist is but to launch an announcement confirming the report.
Hailing from Tumrukota village in Andhra Pradesh’s Guntur district, he had led then CPI-ML Individuals’s Conflict within the peace talks with the Congress authorities headed by Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy in undivided Andhra Pradesh.
Throughout the talks, the CPI-ML Individuals’s Conflict merged with then Maoist Communist Centre (MCC) to kind the CPI-Maoist. The talks had resulted in failure as Maoists pulled out of the method accusing the federal government of breaking the ceasefire.
R.Okay. was injured in an alternate of fireside with police in Malkangiri district of Odisha in October 2016. Thirty Maoists have been killed in that encounter and initially he was reported lacking.
Civil rights teams and Maoist sympathisers had alleged that he was in police custody. R.Okay.’s spouse Sirisha had moved habeas corpus petition in Hyderabad Excessive Court docket.
She had sought instructions to the police to supply R.Okay. within the courtroom. The Andhra Pradesh Police, nevertheless, instructed the courtroom that R.Okay. was not of their custody. Later, the Maoists issued an announcement that he was protected.