ISI agent arrested from BrahMos missile unit in Nagpur


New Delhi: Security agencies on Monday arrested a Pakistani spy, with affiliation to the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), from near a research wing of BrahMos missile in Maharashtra’s Nagpur.

The accused, identified as Nishant Agarwal, was nabbed in a joint operation by the Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra Anti-Terrorist Squad.

The accused was working at BrahMos Aerospace Centre at Nagpur for the last four years. He has been booked under the Official Secrets Act. He was allegedly passing crucial information to Pakistan as well as American intelligence agencies.

The accused had got access to sensitive information on India’s missile systems. The details on his connections and modus operandi are being probed, police said.

It is suspected that one more agency could be involved in this espionage. It is learnt that Agarwal was working at the facility for many years and more scientists are likely to come under the scanner.

A team had been keeping a close vigil on the accused since Sunday and he was finally nabbed on Monday following a raid.

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