An ultra having allegiance with the outfit Jharkhand Jan-Mukti Parishad (JJMP), who was carrying a reward of Rs 10 lakh on his head, was arrested from Ramgarh locality of Palamau district on Friday, a senior police officer said.
Chotelal Yadav was the self-styled Sub-Zonal Commander of the outfit and was arrested by the police from a locality under Ramgarh police station of naxal-affected Palamau district, said Superintendent of Police, Indrajeet Mahatha.
Mahatha said police was in search of him in connection with over half-a-dozen naxal-related incidents and was also an accused in an encounter incident with police and attack on the former MLA (RJD) of Garwah, Girinath Singh. Yadav had joined CPI (Maoists) in 2008 and later switched over to JJMP in 2012.
The SP said the arrest was made when Yadav was on his way to meet his relatives Ramgarh police station area. No firearm was recovered from his possession.
(With inputs from agencies.)