A Pakistani spy, with affiliation to the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI), was today arrested from a research wing that houses sensitive information on the BrahMos missile in Nagpur. He was identified as Nishant Agarwal, was nabbed in a joint operation by the Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra Anti-Terrorist Squad.
The Defence Research and Development Organisation facility from where he was arrested makes propellents, or fuel, for the BrahMos missile. The BrahMos is a medium-range supersonic missile that can be fired from submarines, ships, aircraft or land. The fact that it is the fastest cruise missile in the world makes the arrest even more critical.
He is accused of smuggling crucial information of national importance to Pakistan. The name of the accused is Nishant Agarwal. According to souces, Aggarwal, who has been employed with Brahmos unit of DRDO for a past few years, is being questioned on the suspicion of being a spy and leaking sensitive information to a hostile neighbouring country.
Aggarwal is likely to be booked with provisions under the Official Secret Acts, 1923. They have also seized material from the suspect. “We have found some incriminating material and Aggarwal is being confronted with it. He is likely to be arrested under OSA,” said a senior official from the probe team.