Absconding woman Maoist surrender before court in TN
An absconding woman Maoist leader facing several charges, including those under the now-defunct Prevention of Terrorism Act and declared a proclaimed offender, has surrendered before a court near here.
before the Poonamalle POTA court," Special Public Prosecutor N Vijayaraj told PTI.
Subsequently, petitions were filed in the Madras High Court by all the accused and the matter got delayed and Padma subsequently went into hiding at one stage, the prosecutor
"Her sudden surrender comes after several steps taken by the government like cancelling her bail, initiating legal action against those who stood surety for her and declaring
her a proclaimed offender," he said.
In 2002, the accused, along with others, was involved in an alleged arms training at a mango grove in Salajokipatti village of Krishnagiri district.
When the police team tried to surround and arrest them, an exchange of fire took place between the police party and the Maoist group which led to the death of Siva alias
Parthipan due to a gunshot wound.
Another accused, Naveen alias Prasath died in a similar face-off with the police at a hilly hamlet in Kodaikanal in 2008.
(With inputs from agencies.)