The government had announced a bounty of Rs 25 lakh on him.
Yadav, a resident of Pachota village in Chhatra district of Jharkhand, was until recently active in Buddha Pahad, the stronghold of the Maoists.
Although there was no official announcement of his surrender from the police, reliable sources said that he is being interrogated in an unknown location.
Yadav was a member of the Maoist Regional Committee and was involved in most of the Maoist attacks in Palamu, Letihar, Chhatra, Garhwa, Bihar, Aurangabad and Gaya, among others in the last decade.
More than 60 cases have been registered against him in various state police departments.
In January 2019, police confiscated 18.5 acres of land in Ridma in Palamu and 12.78 acres in Pratapur in Chhatra belonging to Yadav.
In June 2016, 10 security personnel were killed in a major attack led by Yadav at the Aurangabad-Jaya border in Bihar.
He is the main suspect in the 2013 attack on the security forces in the town of Katia in Latihar, in which 17 members were killed.
In 2011, eight were killed in the attack on the convoy of the then MP, Inder Singh Namdari, who was a member of Chhatra, and in January 2012, 13 individuals, including the station in charge, were killed in the attack in Bhandaria, Garhwa.
Yadav was involved in all these attacks.
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