Pearl V Puri sent to 14 days judicial custody in alleged rape case
Naagin 3 actor Pearl V Puri was arrested in Mumbai for allegedly sexually assaulting a minor girl. Pearl has reportedly been arrested under the section of The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and was taken into custody by the Waliv police under IPC section 376 AB, r/w POCSO Act 4, 8, 12,19, 21. The actor was produced before the court yesterday and was granted bail. But the Vasai court has sent Pearl Puri back to judicial custody this time for 14 days.
According to a report by Times of India, “Puri has been sent to a judicial custody for 14 days and he has not been granted bail,” said Sanjay Patil, DCP Zone 2, Mira Bhayander Vasai Virar (MBVV).
Pearl had found support in his friends, Ekta Kapoor, Anita Hassanandani, Karishma Tanna and many more. Ekta had earlier claimed in a lengthy post that there is no proof against Pearl, the accusations are false and he is innocent. However, Vasai DCP Sanjay Kumar Patil earlier in a press conference said, “No, the accusations are not false. His name has come up in the investigation. There is evidence against him. That is why police has arrested him. The truth will be decided in the trial.”
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Ekta had also mentioned in her note that the survivor’s mother had told her of Pearl’s innocence in the case and that he is being framed. The alleged incident is said to have taken place on a film set in Vasai, where Pearl V Puri was shooting in October 2019.