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CrimeNCB arrests celebrity manager Rahila Furniturewala, businessman Karan Sajnani

NCB arrests celebrity manager Rahila Furniturewala, businessman Karan Sajnani

The NCB had questioned both Sajnani and Furniturewala, suspecting the two could be involved in Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s death

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In the ongoing probe into drugs angle in the Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput death case, the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) has arrested two more persons.

According to the details available, celebrity manager Rahila Furniturewala and businessman Karan Sajnani have been arrested by the central anti-drugs agency. Both are accused in connection with a drug case, the NCB said.

The NCB had earlier questioned both Sajnani and Furniturewala at its office here, suspecting that the two could be involved in the Bollywood actor’s death.

On 4 February too, the NCB had made an arrest in connection with the drugs probe and taken into custody a man named Jagtap Singh Anand. The arrested man is the elder brother of Karamjeet alias KJ, who was earlier picked up as part of the investigation.

The NCB had traced several transactions among Jagtap, KJ and others. A report quoted NCB sources as saying that Jagtap was active in drugs trade.

The NCB has been investigating the drugs angle in Sushant’s death case. It had begun its probe last year after receiving an official communication from the Enforcement Directorate (ED), which has been probing the money laundering angle in the actor’s death.

The murder angle is being investigated by the Central Bureau of Investigation. The case was initially probed by the Mumbai Police.

Sushant was found dead at his Bandra apartment on 14 June 2020. It was initially believed to be a case of suicide but the probe later veered towards the murder angle after several exposes.

Various chats related to drug consumption, procurement, usage, and transportation have emerged in the public domain since the actor’s death.

The Narcotics Control Bureau had registered the drugs case in the aftermath of Sushant’s death when the alleged involvement of the accused like Rhea Chakraborty emerged. The agnecy arrested Rhea Chakraborty and many of Sushant’s staff, but they are currently out on bail. Many other well-known celebrities were then questioned, and some even arrested. 

Meanwhile, the Central Bureau of Investigation is currently investigating the death of Sushant that took place on 14 June last year. Amid displeasure from his fans on the lack of updates in the case, the CBI responded to a letter from BJP leader and Member of Parliament Subramanian Swamy seeking an update of the investigation. The CBI answered that the probe, with consideration to all possible angles, was underway. 

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