Sameer Wankhede said that, we have arrested Pithani under various sections. (File Photo)
Siddharth Pithani (Siddharth Pithani) was presented before the court in Mumbai on 28 May. The court sent Pithani into NCB custody by 1 June 2021. Is Pithani directly related to Sushant Singh Rajput drug case, Sameer Wankhede said, ‘I cannot disclose’.
Mumbai. Siddharth Pithani (Siddharth Pithani), one of the absconding accused in a drug case related to Sushant Singh Rajput Death Case, was arrested by a team from Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), Mumbai. Pithani was arrested from Hyderabad on 26 May. After his arrest, Siddharth Pithani was produced in a court in Hyderabad. His transit warrant was approved by the honorable court and the said accused has been brought to Mumbai.
After this, Pithani was produced before the Honorable CMM court in Mumbai on 28 May. The court sent Pithani into NCB custody by 1 June 2021. Asked if Siddharth Pithani has a direct connection with Sushant Singh Rajput’s drug case, Sameer Wankhede said, “I cannot disclose, much more is to be done for police custody, but that crime number 16 (Sushant Singh Rajput was one of the key suspects in the drug case) and he was one of the key members of Sushant Singh Rajput’s Dream 150 team and we have found some crucial evidence for which we have arrested him under various sections.
Siddharth Pithani was given notices earlier, but he did not participate in the investigation. According to sources, action was taken against Siddharth Pithani after NCB received phone and WhatsApp chat details. Some of the evidence in the chat details indicated that he allegedly had links with drug suppliers. In March this year, the NCB filed a 2000-page charge sheet in the Sushant Singh Rajput drug case, and Riya Chakraborty, Shovik Chakraborty and Arjun Rampal’s partner Gabriela’s brother Agicialos Demetriades was among 33 people accused. Earlier, Siddharth Pithani was often called by the NCB for questioning in the investigation of this drugs case.
In 2019, Siddharth Pithani went to Mumbai to join Sushant Singh Rajput’s Dream 150 project. He quit this job and in January 2020, the actor called him with a promise that he would pay him salary. Siddharth rejoined Sushant on the Dream 150 project and started living with him at his Bandra residence. When Sushant died on 14 June, he was present in the actor’s house.