Top Maoist leader from Assam – Tingraj Orang has officially surrendered before police.
Tingraj Orang surrendered before Assam ADGP (Special Branch) – Hiren Nath in Guwahati on Tuesday.
Orang was responsible for strengthening base of the Maoists in Assam’s Brahmaputra and Barak valleys.
He was the convener of Assam State Organizing Committee (ASOC) of CPI-Maoist.
His surrender is a major setback for CPI-Maoist in Assam, the police said in a statement.
Orang hails from Samuktola village under Naharkatia police station in upper Assam’s Dibrugarh district.
He joined the proscribed CPI-Maoist in 2007.
The Maoist leader, who belongs to the Tea garden community, underwent training in the deep forest of Jharkhand.
In 2011, he was arrested from the Sundergarh district of Orissa and brought to Assam.
He was released on bail later.
He went back to jungles after stepped out of the jail and remained elusive since then.
Orang’s three children were rendered helpless after his wife passed away in June this year.