NAGPUR: Five Naxals including two women surrendered before Gadchiroli police in Maharashtra today, an official statement said.
The surrendered rebel leaders were carrying a reward of a total of Rs 25 lakh on their heads, police said.
Sainu alias Mirgu Jhuru Weddah (35), who was the `commander' of Company No 4 'A' platoon of Naxals and was involved in 62 police-Naxal skirmishes, had 17 cases of murder registered against him, police said.
He was carrying a reward of Rs 12 lakh on his head.
Rupi alias Jhuri Kande Karoye (36), a woman Naxal, was Platoon commander of Company No 4 'C' from 2008, was involved in 42 cases of encounter, seven blasts and eight cases of murder, police said.
She was carrying a reward of Rs 6 lakh on her head.
Others were identified as Arjun Barsay Poya (25), Chhaya alias Raje Devu Kudyeti (23) and Vinu alias Ramnath alias Bijawu Sundar Kowachi (23).
This is a second incident of surrender by Naxals in the area after two Naxals laid down the arms last month.
Last year, 22 rebels had surrendered in Gadchiroli, according to the police.