Sushant case: NCB probe team member tests COVID-19 positive

 thehindu.com  09/16/2020 12:31:59 

A member of the NCB team probing drugs angle in actor Sushant Singh Rajputs death case tested positive for coronavirus on Wednesday following which questioning of the actors former manager Shruti Modi was postponed, an official said.

Ms. Modi reached the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) office in south Mumbai around 10 a.m. for questioning by the Special Investigation Team (SIT).

But, before the probe team could start recording her statement, the NCB received report of one of its SIT members testing positive for coronavirus, the official said.

The SIT members antigen test came out positive, he said, adding that other members of the probe team will also be tested and all protocols will be followed.

Accordingly, we sent back Shruti Modi who had joined the investigation in the morning, he said.

The NCB on Tuesday asked Shruti Modi and Rajputs talent manager Jaya Saha to join its investigation to get a clear picture on some aspects of the case.

Ms. Saha will now be called later, the official said.

So far, the apex drug law enforcement agency has arrested 18 people, including Rajputs girlfriend actress Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik Chakraborty.

Earlier, statements of Shruti Modi and Jaya Saha were recorded by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which is separately probing the Sushant death case.

They were also quizzed by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) and the Mumbai Police in connection with cases linked to the Rajput death probe.

Some chats of Jaya Saha with Rhea Chakraborty had come to light during the EDs questioning, the official added.

Rajput (34) was found hanging in his flat in suburban Bandra on June 14.

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