Bollywood drugs case: NCB arrests Sushant Singh Rajput’s flatmate Siddharth Pithani from Hyderabad
Mumbai, May 28: The Narcotics Control Bureau on Friday arrested Siddharth Pathani, a roommate of Sushant Singh Rajput, in a drug case linked to the Bollywood actor''s death last year. Pithani was arrested from Hyderabad and brought to Mumbai.
Sidharth Pithani was among the four people present in the flat when Rajput (34) was found hanging in his room on June 14. He was reportedly arrested by the anti-drugs agency in Hyderabad.
Pithani had claimed that he was the first to see his dead body, having called the locksmith to open the door when the late actor did not answer calls on the day of his death.
Pithani had previously been questioned multiple times by the Enforcement Directorate and Central Bureau of Investigation, which are probing the case registered by Bihar Police, on Sushant's father KK Singh's complaint, against Rhea Chakraborty and the others.
The alleged role of Pithani in the drug case, that emerged post the actors death, came to light during the NCB''s investigation and hence he was arrested, the official said.
A team of the NCB, led by Zonal Director Sameer Wankhede, had launched a search for Pithani who was traced in Hyderabad, the official said.
Rajput (34) was found dead in his Bandra apartment on June 14, 2020.