Sushant Singh Rajput case: NCB gets custody of prime suspect, absconding flatmate Siddharth Pithani

Sushant Singh Rajput’s flatmate Siddharth Pithani, one of the first persons to see him dead, had been absconding till he was nabbed in Hyderabad on May 26

 Sushant Singh Rajput  (Photo Courtesy: IANS)
Sushant Singh Rajput (Photo Courtesy: IANS)

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The Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) at Esplanade in Mumbai remanded Siddharth Pithani, flatmate of late Sushant Singh Rajput, to the custody of Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) till June 1, 2021 in the drug case being probed by it in connection with the actor’s death.

Pithani, a prime suspect in the case, had been absconding for long.

Pithani was staying in the same flat as Rajput and he was one of the first persons to see him dead.

He had been summoned thrice before he was finally nabbed in Hyderabad on May 26, 2021.

He was arrested for offences punishable under Sections 8(c), 20(b)(ii), 22, 27A, 28, 29 and 30 of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act.

After obtaining a transit warrant from the CMM Court at Hyderabad, Pithani was produced before the CMM at Esplanade, Mumbai.

The NCB prayed for Pithani's custody till June 1 to dig out further details with regard to his role and alleged nexus with other accused in the illicit drug trafficking who deal with contraband.

NCB argued that a proper custodial interrogation would be crucial to unearth the truth and to ensure justice is done, Bar & Bench reported.

The co-accused in the case, Samuel Miranda and Dipesh Sawant, had disclosed Pithani's name in their statement claiming that Pithani was in direct contact with not just them but also with actor Rhea Chakraborty, her brother Showik Chakraborty and Rajput himself.

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