Actor Ajaz Khan, who was recently arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) officials in an alleged drug case, has tested positive for COVID-19.
The sources added that Khan was being shifted to a hospital and the officers involved in the probe and had come in physical contact with Khan will also be undergoing a COVID-19 test.
"Khan's medical examination was conducted on Sunday following which his report came out positive. All necessary medical procedures are being followed," said an NCB official.
"4.5 grams of Alprozol tablets were recovered during his house search but he has been mainly arrested for his association with Batata Gang," NCB officials had said.
Last Tuesday, Khan was initially detained by the NCB's Mumbai zonal unit after he landed at the city airport from Rajasthan.
Khan's name had cropped up during the interrogation of arrested drug peddler Shadab Batata. Accordingly, Khan was questioned by the NCB at its office in Ballard Estate and his statement was recorded.
After examining his role in the crime, he was placed under arrest and later remanded in the NCB's custody by the court, the official said.
In October last year, 25 officials from the Mumbai office of the NCB had tested positive for COVID-19. Another senior NCB official from Delhi who was part of the team that was probing Bollywood drug nexus too had contracted the infection last year.