Deputy director of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) KPS Malhotra, who has been leading the team probing the drug angle in Sushant Singh Rajput's death case, has reportedly tested COVID-19 positive. He was present during Bollywood actor Deepika Padukone's interrogation on September 28.
Apart from Deepika, the agency on September 28 also questioned talent manager Jaya Saha, actor Sushant Singh Rajput's former manager, Shruti Modi, actress Rakul Preet Singh and film producer Madhu Mantena. According to Times of India, officials have not revealed if the actors have been advised to undergo home quarantine.
Others Officers Have Been Quarantined
Reportedly, director-general of the NCB, Ashok Jain, zonal director Sameer Wankhede and eight other officers who came in contact with Malhotra have home quarantined themselves. Around 20 other NCB officers present in Mumbai have tested positive for the novel Coronavirus.
Kshitij Prasad Was Arrested By NCB Last Week
Meanwhile, the central agency in the drug case has so far made 18 arrests including Rhea Chakraborty, Showik Chakraborty, Samuel Miranda, and several drug peddlers. Last week, NCB arrested Kshitij Prasad, a former Dharmatic Entertainment employee. Recently in court, Prasad claimed that NCB forced him to falsely implicate Bollywood actors Ranbir Kapoor, Dino Morea and Arjun Rampal in the drugs case.
NCB Has Also Summoned Sara, Shraddha And Rakul Preet
The NCB has also questioned Deepika Padukone, Shraddha Kapoor, Sara Ali Khan and Rakul Preet Singh. While more summons are suspected the agency is yet to divulge any details. Notably, Sushant Singh Rajput was found dead at his residence in Bandra, Mumbai on June 14. Apart from the NCB, CBI and ED is also investigating different angles in the death case .