The Narcotics Management Bureau (NCB) Friday arrested Siddharth Pithani, housemate and pal of late actor Sushant Singh Rajput, in reference to the narcotics case in which actor Rhea Chakraborthy was arrested by the company earlier.
NCB has already filed a chargesheet in opposition to 33 accused in this case together with Rhea and her brother Showik Chakraborthy in March.
The NCB mentioned that inspite of repeated summons to Pithani to affix their investigation and seem earlier than them for questioning, Pithani continued to stay absconding. “We’ve got issued notices to him however he refused to show up on the NCB workplace and remained absconding,” an official mentioned.
The NCB Mumbai then gathered intelligence about Pithani’s whereabouts and it got here to gentle that he was in Hyderabad. Accordingly, on Might 25, a workforce from NCB, Mumbai was deputed to Hyderabad that was assisted by NCB, Sub Zonal Unit at Hyderabad.
“Pithani was apprehended and his assertion was recorded and he was arrested beneath sections of the NDPS Act, 1985. He was produced earlier than the courtroom in Hyderabad that granted his transit warrant following which he was dropped at Mumbai,” the official mentioned.
On Friday, Pithani was produced earlier than a courtroom in Mumbai and was remanded in NCB custody until June 1.
Pithani who was making an attempt to make a profession in Bollywood had been staying with Rajput for the previous one 12 months. He was one of many final individuals the actor spoke to earlier than he allegedly dedicated suicide.
Pithani had been interrogated a number of instances by each the Mumbai Police and CBI to get extra readability on the loss of life of the actor after allegations of foul play had emerged.
Rajput (34) was discovered useless in his Bandra condo on June 14, 2020.