DEA sources stated that action was taken against Pithani after they obtained details from his phone and WhatsApp conversations which led to evidence indicating that he had alleged links with drug suppliers. Bethany applied for bail several times, but was denied each time. He obtained special permission from the court to attend his marriage in July 2021 in Hyderabad. He surrendered two weeks after his marriage.
Pithani worked with a graphic design agency and arrived in Mumbai in 2019 after being approached by a friend of Sushant Singh Rajput, Ayush Sharma. He was offered to work on the SSR project “Dream 150”. He left his job after Ayush left Sushant’s job. Pithani took a job in Ahmedabad but was called by the SSR in January 2020 with the promise that he would be paid a salary. He returned to Sushant’s work on the “Dream 150” project and stayed with him until the end. As an SSR flatmate, the actor was first seen hanging in his bedroom on June 14, 2020. In the past, Pithani has been questioned several times by the NCB in a drug related investigation.