[NDPS Case] Mumbai Court remands late Sushant Singh Rajput’s roommate Siddharth Pithani to NCB custody till June 1

The Chief Metropolitan Magistrate (CMM) at Esplanade in Mumbai remanded Siddharth Pithani, roommate of late Sushant Singh Rajput, to Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) custody till June 1, 2021 in the drug case being probed in connection with the death of Singh.
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.
Before the CMM, NCB prayed for Pithani’s custody till June 1 to dig out further details with regard to his role and 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.
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.
In order to further probe his role and to get to the root of the matter, NCB prayed for his custody which was allowed.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this:
search previous next tag category expand menu location phone mail time cart zoom edit close