When asked if Siddharth had bought drugs for the late actor, the zonal director of National Control Bureau, Sameer Wankhede, said, “Our investigation is at a very crucial stage and therefore will not be able to reveal anything. All I can say is that we examining all the other housemates of the actor very closely again in the Sushant Singh Rajput drug case”.
It may be noted here that the NCB was looking for Siddharth who had gone missing and it was his social media post that led the department to arrest him from his hometown Hyderabad.
Siddharth was the first person to find the actor hanging in his bedroom and also lowered his body even before the family members of SSR arrived at his residence on June 14.
Sushant’s friend Rhea Chakraborty, her brother Showik, and other staff members including Samuel Miranda and Deepesh Sawant, who were arrested by the NCB had hinted at Siddharth’s involvement in the drug case.
Siddharth worked with a graphic design agency and had arrived in Mumbai in 2019 after Sushant Singh Rajput’s friend Ayush Sharma called him. Siddharth was offered work on Sushant Singh Rajput’s Dream 150 project. He quit the job after Ayush Sharma left Sushant’s work. Siddharth took up a job in Ahmedabad but was called by the actor in January 2020 with the promise that he would pay him a salary. Siddharth rejoined Sushant on the Dream 150 project and stayed with him till the end, as a flatmate, he was the first one to see the actor hanging in his bedroom on June 14. In the past, Siddharth Pithani has been questioned several times by the NCB in this drug probe.