Brahmos Aerospace engineer arrested for allegedly leaking information to Pakistan

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New Delhi: A Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) employee was arrested on Monday from Brahmos missile unit in Maharashtra’s Nagpur for allegedly leaking technical secrets to Pakistan.

The accused has been identified as Nishant Agrawal, who is said to be working at Brahmos Aerospace unit since four years. He has been booked under the Official Secrets Act. Police said it is investigating the matter further.

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

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

Kale said Agrawal hails from Roorkee and got married two months ago. “He was staying with his wife here and had given his Aadhar card copy and a certificate from his employer to me while moving in,” he said.

The company was established in India through an inter-governmental agreement signed on February 12, 1998, between India and Russia. The name BrahMos represents the fury of the Brahmaputra and the grace of the Moskva rivers.

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