Television actor Pearl V Puri, 31, who was arrested on Friday evening by the Waliv police station under POCSO (Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses) Act, in a 2019 case, will be taken to Thane prison after his RT-PCR test comes negative, said a report.
He has been accused of raping a minor girl in 2019, the police said on Saturday. Producer Ekta Kapoor and actors Anita Hassanandani and Krystle D’Souza stretched out help to Pearl, guaranteeing that he had been framed up.
The police from adjoining Mira Bhayandar-Vasai Virar (MBVV) commissionerate took him in custody in Mumbai on Friday night with the assistance of suburban Amboli police, said an official. Pearl is known for his roles in Naagin 3, Bepanah Pyaar and Brahmarakshas 2 serials.
“The alleged sexual assault and molestation with a five-year-old girl had taken place in 2019,” said Deputy Commissioner Sanjay Patil of MBVV police. On the complaint of the girl’s father, FIR was filed under IPC Section 376 AB (rape of woman under 12 years of age) and Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses Act at Waliv police station in Vasai, he said.
Pearl was arrested and presented in front of the court that sent him in judicial custody of 14 days, he added. Ekta Kapoor, Anita Hassanandani and Krystle D’Souza stretched out help to Puri.