The Maoists, during their surrender ceremony, alleged that senior rebel leaders sexually exploited the women cadre. According to Mamita, her hands and legs had been tied by Sabyasachi to prevent her escape while some cadres from Chhattisgarh also raped her. Raita also alleged that women cadres were raped by Chhattisgarh cadre in connivance with Panda.
In the presence of pressmen, all th three rebels alleged that Panda was involved in 'regular extortion of money from traders amd liquor vendors. "We are fed up of the wrong ideology of violence," they told media.
Further, Laxman also claimed that on 14 November he had gone to nearby village to procure materials of day to day use when the exchange of fire took place between Sabyasachi group and security forces in the Baliguda forest. "After that I did not prefer to return to Sabyasachi and prefered to surrender," Laxman said.
Meanwhile, Panda issuing another audio statement criticized the police for indulging in vilification campaign against the Maoists, particularly against him. The government launched an operation against him, using the peace talks as veil, he alleged.
He, however said that he was still open to the peace process if the government shunned violence. State police sources told this citizen journalist that Panda's tone suggested that he has been on the defensive following the intensive operation initiated by the security forces and 'wants to give himself up, but is looking for suitable opportunity for his surrender'.
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