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BrahMos Aerospace engineer arrested for 'espionage' taken to Lucknow

Press Trust of India  |  Nagpur 

Aerospace Nishant Agrawal, arrested on the charges of espionage, was taken to by the (ATS) of police Wednesday, an said here.

A court in had given the ATS his three-day transit remand Tuesday.

Agrawal was being flown to and the will produce him before a special court there, a said here. The ATS will seek his custody from that court for the purpose of interrogation, he said.

Agrawal was arrested Monday in a joint operation by the ATS units of and police at near here for allegedly leaking "technical information" to

Aerospace is a joint venture between India's and (DRDO) and the 'Military Industrial Consortium' (NPO Mashinostroyenia) of

The told the court Tuesday that Agrawal was in contact with two accounts, operated under the names 'Neha Sharma' and 'Pooja Ranjan', by suspected operatives.

He has been booked under the

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First Published: Wed, October 10 2018. 20:45 IST