Pearl V Puri arrested: Television actor, 31-year-old Pearl V Puri was arrested on Friday by Mumbai Police on charges of raping a minor girl.
He and five others were have been booked for rape under the section of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences(POCSO) Act on June 4 late-night after a girl and her family filed a rape and molestation case against him in Mumbai.
He was arrested in Vasai in connection with the rape of a minor, said Mira Bhayander Vasai Virar (MBVV) DCP, Zone 2, Sanjay Patil. The officer told a leading daily that the actor has been remanded to police custody. Police said that it is an old case in which a minor girl had alleged that Puri had made sexual advances by promising her a career in television serials.
Reacting to the news, Puri's Naagin 3 co-star Anita Hassanandani spoke in his support. Sharing a photo with him on Instagram, she wrote, "Woke up to some nonsensical news bout @pearlvpuri I know him! It is NOT true ... canNOT be true.... all lies. I’m sure there is more to it. And the truth will be out soon. Love you @pearlvpuri #ISTANDWITHPEARL."
Puri is known for starring in popular shows like Naagin 3, Naagarjuna Ek Yoddha and Bepanah Pyaar. He was last seen on Brahmarakshas 2. He had lost his father last year and shared an emotional note on Instagram writing, "I’ve lost my father LATE SHREE MR . VIPIN PURI He was a very happy soul full of life a very good human being he was a man of substance whatever Iam , it’s just one percent of what my father was but this “was” have broken my backbone. I Request all of you to please love your parents as much as possible give them all the happiness in life do whatever best you can do for them within time before it is too late. Waqt ka kuch nai pata (sic)."
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