Late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput’s ex-flatmate Siddharth Pithani has been arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) in Hyderabad in the drugs case linked to the actors’ death. Last year, Pathani was under the scanner during the death probe of the Kai Po Che actor. He was interrogated by NCB, CBI as well as the ED. The Central Bureau of Investigation questioned him for seven days in a row.
The arrest comes almost two and half months after it filed a 12,000-page charge sheet against 33 people, including actress Rhea Chakraborty, her brother Showik and others in the Bollywood-drugs mafia probe case linked to Sushant’s death on June 14, 2020, when he was found hanging in his flat.
On March 5, the NCB charge sheet was filed before a Mumbai Special NDPS Court, following two cases registered by the drug law enforcement agency after an intimation from the Enforcement Directorate which was probing the financial angles in Sushant’s death.
According to the NCB, during the investigation, a large quantity of drugs, banned drugs, electronic gadgets and Indian currency besides foreign currency have been seized. It is clearly written in the charge sheet that during the investigation, the purchase of drugs, the use of drugs, has also been mentioned in the investigation of the accused’s gadgets and mobile phone data. The recovered drugs were sent for chemical examination.
The investigation of the case was based on the statements of the accused, technical evidence such as the call of the accused, detailed WhatsApp chats, bank details, financial transactions and other statements and documentary evidence. The charge sheet is a total of 11 thousand 700 pages which has been filed in the court in electronic form.