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.
“Pithani’s alleged role in the drug case, that emerged post the actor’s death, came to light during the NCB’s investigation and hence he was arrested”, media quoted an official.
Siddharth Pithani’s arrest is likely to lead NCB to some more big names involved in the drug case.
According to reports, Siddharth Pithani will be produced in court shortly.
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.
Pithani was staying with the late actor at his Bandra residence in suburban Mumbai. Sushant Singh Rajput passed away on June 14, 2020, and his death is being probed by the CBI, while the NCB has been investigating the drug angle in the case. Pithani was the first person to see Sushant’s dead body.