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Sushant death-drug case: 14-day judicial custody for Siddharth Pithani

Rajput was found dead in his home in Bandra on June 14 last year.

Sushant Singh Rajput | Mumbai | Maharashtra

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Sushant Singh Rajput
Actor Sushant Singh Rajput | Photo: Twitter

A court on Friday remanded in 14-day judicial custody Siddharth Pithani, who was a roommate of actor and was arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau from Hyderabad on May 28 in a drug case linked to the latter's death last year.

He was produced before additional chief metropolitan magistrate A H Kashikar, and was remanded in jail custody after the NCB did not ask for further custody, special public prosecutor Advait Sethna said.

Rajput was found dead in his home in Bandra on June 14 last year.

Following the actor's death, the NCB began a probe into alleged drug links in the film industry based on Whatsapp chats, and several people were arrested under the NDPS Act in this connection, most of who are out on bail currently.

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First Published: Fri, June 04 2021. 18:51 IST