Suspected ISI Agent Arrested for ‘Leaking’ Technical Secrets to Pakistan from BrahMos Nagpur Unit
ISI agent Nishant Agrawal was arrested from BrahMos missile unit in Maharashtra’s Nagpur for allegedly leaking technical secrets to Pakistan.
Updated:October 8, 2018, 2:49 PM IST
New Delhi: A suspected ISI agent 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.
Last month,the Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) had arrested a BSF jawan from Noida on the charge of sharing vital information with Pakistan ISI agents.
Achutanand Misra, hailing from Madhya Pradesh’s Rewa district, was “honey-trapped” into sharing information about unit operational details, police academy and training centre by a woman who claimed to be a defence reporter.
An Uttarakhand resident was also arrested in May for helping Pakistan’s spy agency, Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), get entry into the house of the Indian diplomat in Islamabad on a number of occasions.
The accused, Ramesh Singh, who used to work as a cook at a former Indian diplomat’s house in 2015, also allowed ISI agents to park their cars outside the diplomat’s house for hours.
He was working for both America and Pakistan:
Security agencies on Monday held a person near Brahmos Aerospace centre at Nagpur. He is suspected of working for ISI and American intelligence agencies and passing on secrets related to the Brahmos missile to these countries.@SpokespersonMoD @ministry no official confirmation
— mangesh indapawar MT (@indpawarMT) October 8, 2018