Six Naxals, including a couple, have been arrested from Gondia and Chandrapur districts of eastern Maharashtra, police said on Monday.
Five of them were apprehended from Gondia district on Sunday, while one was rounded up this morning from Chandrapur, they said.
They included two members of the state-level committee of CPI (Maiost) and a village sarpanch, the police said.
Gondia Superintendent of Police Suwej Haq told media persons that acting on a tip the police laid a trap near Deori village and nabbed five Maoists who were travelling in a jeep.
They were identified as Bhimrao alias Bhanu Bhaskar Bhovate (42), his wife Sunanda (36), Gangaram Poreti (32), Chindramani Valade (37) and Sanjay Thauram Banjara (30).
While the couple, reportedly state-level members of CPI (Maoist), hails from Amravati district, the others are native of neighbouring Chhattisgarh. Poreti is a sarpanch, they said, adding arms and Naxal literature were also recovered from their possession.
All the five were today produced before the district court, which sent them in five-day police custody.
The sixth Naxal, Shailesh Baburao Wakde (42), was rounded up from Babupeth locality of Chandrapur, the police added.