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Special NDPS Court Denies Bail To Siddharth Pithani, Flatmate Of Late Actor Sushant Singh Rajput

Sharmeen Hakim
15 Dec 2021 1:42 PM GMT
Special NDPS Court Denies Bail To Siddharth Pithani, Flatmate Of Late Actor Sushant Singh Rajput
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A special NDPS court in Mumbai has rejected the bail application filed by Siddharth Pithani, flatmate of late actor Sushant Singh Rajput. Currently in judicial custody, Pithani was arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau on May 28 this year.While two of his bail applications have been rejected in the past, this was his first application after a charge sheet was filed in the case last month....

A special NDPS court in Mumbai has rejected the bail application filed by Siddharth Pithani, flatmate of late actor Sushant Singh Rajput. Currently in judicial custody, Pithani was arrested by the Narcotics Control Bureau on May 28 this year.

While two of his bail applications have been rejected in the past, this was his first application after a charge sheet was filed in the case last month.
In the latest application, Pithani had contended that there was no evidence against him to show that he was involved in illicit trafficking of drugs. The NCB, however, argued that there are videos and other evidence on his laptop and phone as well as bank transactions through Sushant Singh Rajput's accounts linked to purchase of narcotics.
Pithani has been booked under section 27A (financing illicit traffic and harbouring offenders) of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act, among other charges.
In his bail plea Pithani had said that section 27A of the Act was wrongly applied against him. The NCB, however, had argued that the grounds raised by Pithani were considered in the earlier bail application itself, and that Pithani had not challenged the previous bail order in the High Court.
The NCB has been probing the drugs angle post the death of actor Sushant Singh Rajput in June last year, based on certain WhatsApp chats about the alleged supply of drugs to some actors in Bollywood.
Following the actor's death, the NCB began a probe into alleged drug links in the film industry and several people, including Rajput's girlfriend Rhea Chakraborty were arrested in the case. Most of the accused are out on bail currently.
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