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    A joint team of Delhi and Odisha police arrested a suspected al-Qaeda operative from Cuttack district in Odisha on Wednesday.Twitter/ANI
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    Suspected Al Qaeda operative Abdul Rahman who was arrested from Cuttack, Odisha.Twitter/ANI

In a joint operation, Odisha and Delhi police arrested a suspected al-Qaeda operative from a village in Cuttack district on Wednesday.

The suspect has been identified as 49-year-old Abdul Rehman. The Delhi police will bring him to Delhi on transit remand after producing him in a court.

The police traced Rehman to Paschimakachha village by tracking his mobile phone calls, according to IANS.

Rehman, a native of West Bengal, was staying in the Odisha village for the last few years. It is alleged that he was working for the Sunni Islamist organisation, al-Qaeda, Hindustan Times reported.

The Delhi Police Special Cell had on Monday arrested another man suspected to be a member of al-Qaeda. The suspected member of al-Qaeda in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) was identified as Mohammad Asif and was living in Delhi.

He is reported to have recieved training in the Af-Pak region and recruited people in India to join the terrorist organistion.

"He had come to the Capital two days ago. We had intelligence inputs about his presence and arrested him," The Hindu quoted Special Commissioner of Police (Special Cell) Arvind Deep on Wednesday.

Two suspected jihadists, who received training at the camps of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), were also arrested on Tuesday. The two were allegedly planning attacks during Christmas and New Year.