Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) sources said action had been taken against Siddharth Pithani after obtaining details of his phone and discussions on WhatsApp leading to evidence suggesting he had alleged links to suppliers drug. Pithani had repeatedly requested bail, but it was denied. He received special permission from the court to attend her wedding in July 2021 in Hyderabad. He surrendered a fortnight after his marriage.
Pithani was working with a design agency and arrived in Mumbai in 2019 after Sushant Singh Rajput’s friend Ayush Sharma called him. He was offered to work on SSR’s “Dream 150” project. He quit his job after Ayush quit Sushant’s job. Pithani took a job in Ahmedabad but was called by SSR in January 2020 with the promise that he would pay him a salary. He returned to Sushant’s job for the “Dream 150” project and stayed with him until the end. As a roommate of SSR, he was the first to see the actor hanged in his room on June 14, 2020. In the past, Pithani has been questioned several times by the NCB in connection with a drug investigation .