Seven Maoists were arrested in Jharkhand and Bihar in separate operations, including one in which around Rs 31.53 lakh largely in the old Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 denomination notes were also recovered, police said on Tuesday.
One of those arrested in Bihar was a 'zonal commander', who had been absconding for the past 11 years and was carrying a cash reward of Rs 50,000 on his head. Five Maoists were arrested from different areas of Jharkhand's Dumka district on Sunday, Superintendent of Police Prabhat Kumar said.
One of the arrested Maoists, Mithilesh Mandal, had escaped during transit while returning from a court in Giridih in 2012. He faced several naxal-related cases under different police stations and was the self-styled area commander of the banned outfit, Kumar said.
Two country-made pistols, two four wheelers, five ATM cards, five cheque books, seven mobiles, naxal literature, five passbooks of different banks were recovered from the possession of those arrested.