Mumbai: A Jharkhand Maoist leader carrying a reward of Rs 15 lakh on his head was apprehended by the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad from Palghar district on Sunday, an ATS official said.
Karu Hulas Yadav (45) was a regional committee member of the banned CPI(Maoist) in Jharkhand.
In an early morning operation, the ATS nabbed him after a raid at a chawl (tenement) in the Nalasopara area of Palghar district adjoining Mumbai, the official said.
Yadav, a resident of Hazaribagh in Jharkhand, had come to Maharashtra for medical treatment, he said.
The Jharkhand Police have been informed about the operation and further enquiry is on, he added.