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BrahMos Aerospace engineer Nishant Agrawal remanded to 7-day police custody in espionage case

Press Trust of India  |  Lucknow 

A court here Thursday sent Aerospace Nishant Agrawal, who is accused of passing off sensitive information to the ISI, to police for seven days.

passed the order on an application moved by of the the Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) of the

The custody period would begin on Thursday at 9 pm.

Agrawal was arrested Monday in a joint operation by the and their Maharashtrian counterpart at in for allegedly leaking "technical information" to

He was flown to From

The ATS Thursday sought his custody from the court for the purpose of interrogation.

Agarwal's opposed the remand, pleading that he was a who is being implicated as part of a "conspiracy".

The court said secret and prohibited information was found from Agarwal's laptop. It also took note of his activity on

It is alleged that Agrawal was in contact with two accounts -- 'Neha Sharma' and 'Pooja Ranjan' -- suspected to be operated by agents.

He has been booked under the

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

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First Published: Fri, October 12 2018. 00:15 IST