Nagpur : The naxalite movement in Gadchiroli suffered a major setback when its six senior activists, including a dalam commander and five women, surrendered before Gadchiroli police on Wednesday.
According to the district police, the surrendered naxalites include Sandip Wadde (30), the dalam commander of Kasansur in south Gadchiroli. He was allegedly involved in a number of cases of killing, encounters and blasts in Gadchiroli district. Other naxalites who surrendered before the police officials include: Manisha alias Gangabai Kurchami (30), Swarupa alias Sarita Aatla (23), Agni alias Nila Tulavi (25), Mamita alias Mamta Pallo (20) and Tulsi alias Maase Korami (24).
The district police informed that as many as 29 Maoists, including three divisional committee members and two dalam commanders have surrendered before the police in the district this year.