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UP ATS gets 3-day Transit Remand of arrested BrahMos Engineer Nishant Agrawal

ONI Bureau:   The Nagpur Sessions Court on Tuesday granted three days transit remand of Brahmos engineer Nishant Agarwal to Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorism Squads (ATS).

Nishant Agarwal, an engineer working with the BrahMos Aerospace Pvt Ltd (BAPL)’s missile research centre in Nagpur was arrested on Monday for allegedly spying for Pakistan’s intelligence agency ISI and other countries.

The Aerospace engineer was a graduate from NIT, Kurukshetra and a gold medallist. He was employed at a BrahMos production centre in Maharashtra’s Nagpur since last four years.

Two of his colleagues are also under the scanner. Official sources said, the DRDO employee had used a “coded game” to send important information to ISI agents in Pakistan.

The BrahMos is a medium-range supersonic cruise missile that can be launched from submarine, ships, aircraft, or land.  It is the fastest cruise missile in the world.


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