Sushant Singh Rajput‘s former flatmate Siddharth Pithani was recently arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in a joint operation with its Hyderabad office on Wednesday, May 26. Siddharth, who is among the prime suspects in the actor’s death case, was said to be absconding since long. He was arrested in Hyderabad and brought to Mumbai. A Mumbai court on Friday sent Siddharth to the custody of the NCB till June 1 in connection with a drug case linked with Sushant’s death. Reacting to Siddharth’s arrest, Sushant family lawyer Vikas Singh said that his arrest is a poetic justice adding that he will definitely be involved in the actor’s death. Also Read – Sushant Singh Rajput’s former flatmate Siddharth Pithani worked as an actor in Telugu films; here’s what we know
“Siddharth was the one who opened the room and he was the one who called the locksmith and was the one to lower the body of the actor, so he is very crucial to the case in every which way, whether it is murder or abetment to suicide he will definitely be involved in it,” Vikas Singh was quoted as saying by TOI. Also Read – Sushant Singh Rajput’s friend Siddharth Pithani arrested by the NCB in drug case
Sushant was found hangin from the ceiling in his Bandra apartment on June 14 last year. In the initial investigation carried out by the Mumbai Police, Sushant’s death was ruled out as suicide. The case was then handed over to the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) under public pressire. Other two investigating agencies such as the NCB and the Enforcement Directorate (ED) have also been carrying out separate probes. Also Read – Sushant Singh Rajput case: Siddharth Pithani denies the alleged meeting between Rhea Chakraborty and the late actor a day before his demise
Speaking about CBI’s investigation into the matter, Vikas said, “CBI would not like to rush into filing a chargesheet or filing something, which will boomerang on it. They are looking at several angles and murder is also one of them. You see SSR’s death is still shrouded in mystery and there are no two ways about it. Unless you unravel the mystery there is no point in telling a half baked story and that is the reason they are taking their own time and I am quite hopeful something will come out soon.”
After getting a transit warrant from a Hyderabad court, Pithani was brought to Mumbai and produced before the Chief Metropolitan Magistrate at the Esplanade Court this afternoon, and it sent him to NCB remand for four days.
Seeking his remand, the NCB lawyer said that it wanted to probe his role and nexus with others accused in illicit drug trafficking rackets and details of his links with contraband dealers to unearth the full truth and ensure justice is done.
The other co-accused in the same case, Samuel Miranda and Dipesh Sawant, had spilled the beans on Pithani in their statements, claiming he was in direct with not only Rajput, but also with actress Rhea Chakraborty and her brother Showik Chakraborty, who were also arrested in the case last year.
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