A different NDPS court docket in Mumbai on Saturday as soon as once more denied bail to Siddharth Pithani, the flatmate of Sushant Singh Rajput, in a medicine case related to the Bollywood actor’s dying in June 2020. Pithani used to be arrested by way of the Narcotics Regulate Bureau (NCB) on Would possibly 28 this yr from Hyderabad and he’s these days in judicial custody. He used to be booked beneath phase 27 (A) (financing illicit site visitors and harbouring offenders) of the Narcotic Medication and Psychotropic Components (NDPS) Act, amongst different fees.
His newest bail plea used to be rejected by way of Particular Pass judgement on D B Mane. Previous, his common bail plea used to be rejected in August although the court docket had given him period in-between aid to wait his marriage.
On Friday, Pithani moved every other bail software announcing phase 27A of the NDPS Act used to be wrongly carried out and prayed for bail announcing just a small amount of (medication) used to be seized. Segment 27A relates to punishment for financing illicit site visitors and harbouring offenders.
Particular Public Prosecutor Advait Sethna, showing for NCB, argued that a majority of these grounds raised by way of Pithani have been regarded as previous. Sethna argued that Pithani had now not challenged the former bail order within the Prime Court docket.
As phase 27A is invoked and the court docket discovered substance (in NCB’s arguments), the anti-drug company were given 180 days to record a chargesheet, which may be now not over. Therefore his bail software be rejected, he stated.
The NCB has been probing the medicine perspective submit the dying of Rajput, whose frame used to be discovered placing in his flat, in keeping with some WhatsApp chats concerning the alleged provide of gear to a few actors in Bollywood.
Following the actor’s dying, the NCB started a probe into alleged drug hyperlinks within the movie business in keeping with WhatsApp chats, and several other folks have been arrested beneath the NDPS Act on this connection, maximum of who’re out on bail these days.