Suspected terrorist arrested from Gopalpur

Berhampur: A suspected terrorist was on Monday night arrested in a joint operation by Berhampur police and National Investigative Agency (NIA) from Gopalpur area.

The person was identified as Ibo Tumbe Aasem, who had come to meet a woman  working in Zoological Survey of India,  police said. Police are investigating whether the woman was his wife who got transferred to the institute two years ago and was reportedly a resident of Manipur. However, the woman denied giving any information to the media.

According to police, Aasem is a member of a Manipur-based terrorist organization and has links with some extremist organizations in Myanmar and Nepal. NIA has taken Aasem into remand after he was produced before Berhampur Chief Judicial Magistate on Monday night. Aasem is being taken to New Delhi today.