RANCHI: A hardcore Naxalite carrying a bounty of Rs 25 lakh surrendered in Jharkhand's Palamau district on Thursday.
A statement issued by the police said that Kamlesh Ganjhu alias Birsai surrendered before Palamau Range Commissioner Manoj Kumar and Deputy Inspector General of Police Vipul Shukla.
He was a military commission secretary and second-in-command of the banned Communist Party of India-Maoist (CPI-Maoist) group.
He was the mastermind behind the killing of 17 security personnel in 2013 in Jharkhand's Latehar district.
More than 60 Maoist rebels have surrendered in Jharkhand in the last three years.