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Suspected ISI agent arrested at Nagpur BrahMos unit

Suspected ISI agent arrested at Nagpur BrahMos unit

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 08 Oct 2018, 11:23 am

New Delhi, Oct 8 (IBNS) : A "suspected ISI agent" was arrested on Monday from BrahMos missile unit in Maharashtra's Nagpur for allegedly leaking technical secrets to Pakistan, media reports said.

The accused, identified as Nishant Agrawal,  is said to be working at Brahmos Aerospace unit in Nagpur. He has been arrested under the Official Secrets Act, News 18 reported.

According to reports, Agrawal is a suspected agent for Pakistan's spy agency, Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI). He has been booked under the Official Secrets Act for allegedly leaking technical secrets to the neighbouring country. The accused was caught in a joint operation by the Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra ATS, TimesNow reported.

Agarwal is believed to have got access to sensitive information on India's missile systems, according to the TimesNow report. The two ATS units are looking into the details of the suspected spy's connections and modus operandi.

Last month,the Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) had arrested a BSF jawan from Noida on the charge of sharing vital information with Pakistan ISI agents.

Achutanand Misra, hailing from Madhya Pradesh’s Rewa district, was "honey-trapped" into sharing information about unit operational details, police academy and training centre by a woman who claimed to be a defence reporter.