A Naxal with a bounty of Rs 47 lakh surrendered before the police in Chhattisgarh on Thursday.
The police confirmed that Pahad Singh, also known as Kumarsaay and Rammohhamad Singh Toppo, a native of Rajnandgaon, surrendered before Durg Inspector general of police, GP Singh.
The police said that the Naxal was active since 1999 and a search operation was on to arrest him by Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, and Maharashtra police.
The resident of Naxal-hit Rajnandgaon district was a member of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh Special Zonal Committee(MMCSZC) since it was formed and was a secretary of the Gondia division of the Naxals.
He was part of the Naxal hierarchy for nearly two decades.
During a search operation, the police had earlier arrested three Naxals from the Kutru area of Bijapur district in Chhattisgarh.