Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) sources have said that the action was taken against Pithani after he received details from his phone and WhatsApp chats, which provided evidence that he had alleged links with drug suppliers. Pithani had applied for bail several times, but each time it was rejected. The court had given him special permission to attend their wedding in Hyderabad in July 2021. He surrendered himself after a fortnight of marriage.
Pithani had worked with a graphic design agency and arrived in Mumbai in 2019 after he was called by Sushant Singh Rajput’s friend Aayush Sharma. He was offered work on SSR’s ‘Dream 150’ project. He left the job after Ayush left Sushant’s job. Pithani took up a job in Ahmedabad, but in January 2020, SSR called him with a promise that he would pay him a salary. He returned to Sushant’s job for the ‘Dream 150’ project and was with him till the end. As SSR’s flatmate, he was the first to see the actor hanging in his bedroom on June 14, 2020. Earlier, Pithani has been questioned several times by the NCB in the related drugs investigation.