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BrahMos Aerospace engineer held for leaking info to Pakistan

Press Trust of India  |  Nagpur/Lucknow 

An with the Aerospace unit near here was arrested Monday for allegedly leaking "technical information" to Pakistan, an said.

Nishant Agrawal was nabbed in a joint operation by the and Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squads (ATS) at BrahMos' Wardha Road facility, an said in

ATS sources in Uttar Pradesh's said a computer was seized from his residence which contained secret documents.

They said such documents should not be present on a personal computer.

The sources said an old computer was also seized from Agrawal's residence in his native town, Roorkee, and its contents were being investigated.

They said since a jawan was arrested in September after allegedly being honey-trapped by the ISI, the ATS was keeping a close watch on fake accounts of women, being operated from Pakistan, which were in touch with people working in sensitive places.

They said the ATS had come across two such accounts and there was evidence that Agrawal was chatting with them. It was being investigated what was shared through these accounts, they added.

He would be brought to on transit remand for further investigation, the sources said.

The was living in a rented accommodation on Wardha Road since the last year, his landlord said.

The police team arrived at the building at 5.30 am and was there till 5 pm, he said.

Agrawal had got married two months ago, he said. "He was staying with his wife here and had given his Aadhaar card copy and a certificate from his employer to me while moving in," he said.

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

The company was set up through an inter-governmental agreement signed on February 12, 1998, between and The name represents the fury of Brahmaputra and the grace of

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First Published: Mon, October 08 2018. 23:05 IST