A special Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substance (NDPS) court on Wednesday rejected the bail application of Siddharth Pithani, flatmate of late actor Sushant Singh Rajput, arrested in a drug related case following the actor’s death.
Special judge VV Vidwans rejected the bail plea of Pithani who was picked from Hyderabad by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) headed by zonal director Sameer Wankhede.
The NCB team had served notices to Pithani to join investigations under the NDPS Act in the drug case but, the investigators claimed, he had not co-operated. Pithani was subsequently picked from Hyderabad and produced before a Telangana court that had granted them transit remand to bring him to Mumbai.
Pithani was the first person to see the actor’s body hanging from the ceiling on September 14, 2020. His statement was recorded by the Enforcement Directorate (ED) as well as Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) which is the investigating the suicide case of the actor.