Maoist activities have remained a greater internal threat in India as the banned organisation has spread itself in more than 10 states now. The entire country was shaken recently when Maoist squads gunned down TDP Araku MLA Kidari Sarveswara Rao and former MLA Siveri Soma in Araku valley.
Maoist violence is continuing unabated in different parts with its activities mostly concentrated in Bastar area in Chhattisgarh state. Against this backdrop, Maoist top leader Muppala Laxmana Rao alias Ganapathy has been once again announced as the country’s most wanted person. The National Investigative Agency (NIA) has announced a bounty of Rs. 15 lakh for any information leading to the capture of Ganapathy. Another Rs. 10 lakh reward was announced on the head of N Keshava Rao who is going to be successor for Ganapathy.
Hailing from Karimnagar district in Telangana state, Ganapathy was born into a Telugu family. He had passed graduation and worked for some time as a teacher. Ganapathy has been active as a Maoist leader for over three decades, starting his activities from the beginnings of erstwhile People’s War Group, which was later merged with CPI Maoists, an organisation banned for its involvement in violence and acts of rebellion against the state.
The Maoist leaders topped the most wanted list which next named several persons involved in terrorism cases.