Former BrahMos Engineer Sentenced to Life for Spying for ISI

Nishant Agarwal, a former BrahMos Aerospace engineer, was sentenced to life imprisonment by the Nagpur district court for spying for Pakistan's intelligence agency ISI. He will also serve 14 years of rigorous imprisonment and pay a fine of Rs 3,000. Agarwal was convicted under multiple sections of the Official Secrets Act.


PTI | Nagpur | Updated: 03-06-2024 15:09 IST | Created: 03-06-2024 15:09 IST
Former BrahMos Engineer Sentenced to Life for Spying for ISI
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In a landmark verdict handed down by the Nagpur district court, Nishant Agarwal, a former engineer at BrahMos Aerospace Pvt Ltd, has been sentenced to life imprisonment for transferring sensitive technical data to Pakistan's ISI.

Agarwal, who spent four years at the facility, will also face rigorous imprisonment for 14 years and has been fined Rs 3,000. Judge MV Deshpande pronounced the conviction under relevant sections of the Criminal Procedure Code and the Official Secrets Act (OSA).

The court's decision follows Agarwal's 2018 arrest in a coordinated operation by military intelligence and Anti-terrorism squads from Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra. Special Public Prosecutor Jyoti Vajani confirmed the life sentence and rigorous imprisonment.

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