STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Mumbai court once again denies bail to flatmate of late Sushant Singh Rajput in drugs case

Siddharth Pithani was arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau on May 28 this year from Hyderabad and he is currently in judicial custody.

Published: 14th December 2021 09:26 PM  |   Last Updated: 14th December 2021 09:26 PM   |  A+A-

Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput

Late Bollywood actor Sushant Singh Rajput (Photo | PTI)

By PTI

MUMBAI: The special NDPS court here on Tuesday denied bail to Siddharth Pithani, the flatmate of Sushant Singh Rajput, in a drugs case linked to the Bollywood actor's death in June 2020.

This was for the second time that the court has denied Pithani regular bail.

A detailed order of the court is not available yet.

Pithani was arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) on May 28 this year from Hyderabad and he is currently in judicial custody.

He was booked under section 27 (A) (financing illicit traffic and harbouring offenders) of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, among other charges.

Pithani had sought bail claiming that he had been falsely implicated and that drugs were never possessed by him.

His plea stated that nothing suggesting his involvement in drug trafficking was recovered from him.

The NCB launched a probe after Rajput's death following purported WhatsApp chats suggesting links between drug racketeers and some members of the film industry.

The actor, 34, was found hanging in his flat in Mumbai on June 14, 2020.

The federal anti-drug agency had arrested several people, including Rajput's girlfriend and actor Rhea Chakraborty.

Most of those arrested are out on bail.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp