New Delhi: A Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) employee was arrested on Monday (October 8) from Maharashtra's Nagpur BrahMos missile unit for allegedly leaking technical secrets to Pakistan.

Nishant Agarwal, the accused, is said to be working at Brahmos Aerospace unit for the past four years. Agarwal has been booked under the Official Secrets Act and further investigation is underway.

Nishant Agarwal was arrested in a joint operation by the Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squads (ATS) at DRDO's Wardha Road facility in Nagpur.

The engineer was living in a rented accommodation on Wardha Road since the last year, his landlord Manohar Kale said.

"Very sensitive information was found on his personal computer. We also found evidence of him chatting on Facebook with Pakistan-based operators," ATS IG, Aseem Arun said

The Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) last month had arrested a BSF soldier from Noida on charges of sharing important information with Pakistan ISI agents.

Achutanand Misra, from Madhya Pradesh’s Rewa district, was "honey-trapped" into sharing information about the unit's operational details, police academy and training centre by a woman, who claimed to be a defence reporter.

In May 2018, an Uttarakhand resident was also arrested for helping a 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.