NCB arrests Sushant Rajput’s housemate from Hyderabad in drug case

The Narcotics Control Bureau has detained Sushant Singh Rajput’s housemate Siddharth Pithani in the narcotics case associated with the late actor’s demise, which is a major move. Pithani was confined by the agency in Hyderabad before being summoned and sent to Mumbai. Following his appearance in court on Friday, he was remanded in detention for five days.

Pithani was investigated last year as part of the Kai Po Che actor’s death investigation. NCB, Enforcement Directorate, and the Central Bureau of Investigation probed him. He was interrogated by the CBI for seven consecutive days. 

Pithani was arrested and sent to the Hon’ble court in Hyderabad. His travel warrant was authorized by the court, and he was taken to Mumbai. He was brought before a Mumbai court later that day, when he was detained in NCB custody till June 1, according to a prosecution counsel.

The arrest comes almost two and a half months after the agency filed a 12,000-page charge sheet against 33 people, including actress Rhea Chakraborty, her brother Showik Chakraborty, and others, in the Bollywood-drugs mafia scrutiny case associated to Sushant’s demise on June 14, 2020, when he was found hanging in his flat.

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