UP ATS gets three-day transit remand of arrested BrahMos engineer

Nagpur, Oct 9: A Nagpur Sessions Court on Tuesday granted three days transit remand of Nishant Agrawal, a senior systems engineer working with BrahMos Aerospace to the Uttar Pradesh anti-terror squad.

Agrawal was arrested in a joint operation by the Uttar Pradesh ATS and Military Intelligence on Monday on espionage charges.

He was produced before the Nagpur Sessions Court early on Tuesday, which granted the transit remand to the Uttar Pradesh ATS, officials said.

Authorities are probing if Agrawal had passed on sensitive information about the supersonic cruise missile, BrahMos, to his ‘handler’ suspected to be a Pakistani.

Agrawal will soon be taken to Lucknow for further investigations into the sensitive case.

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