Sushant case NCB probe team member tests COVID-19 positive

    Mumbai, Sep 16 (PTI) A member of the NCB team probing
drugs angle in actor Sushant Singh Rajput's death case tested
positive for coronavirus on Wednesday following which
questioning of the actors former manager Shruti Modi was
postponed, an official said.
    Modi reached the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) office
in south Mumbai around 10 am 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 member's 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 Rajput's
talent manager Jaya Saha to join its investigation to get a
clear picture on some aspects of the case.
    Saha will now be called later, the official said.
    So far, the apex drug law enforcement agency has
arrested 18 people, including Rajput's 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 ED's questioning, the official added.
    Rajput (34) was found hanging in his flat in suburban
Bandra on June 14. PTI DC

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