Gaya: Five Maoists, including a self-styled zonal commander, were arrested from Bihar's Gaya district on Wednesday, police said.

Acting on a tip-off, police raided a place near Barachatti Police Station and arrested Naxal leader Salimji and his four colleagues, they said.

Eight bags of explosives were also seized during the operation. Salimji was carrying a cash reward of Rs 25,000 on his head.

The arrested ultras were wanted in several cases relating to attack on policemen, snatching of rifles and other criminal incidents, police said.

(Agencies)