Pearl V Puri, popular television actor famous for his role in ‘Nagin’ TV show, has been arrested on 4th June by the Mumbai Police in Vasai in connection with the rape of a minor. A case has been registered under Section 376 (rape) of IPC and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) Act, 2012.
Sanjay Patil DCP Zone 2, Mira Bhayander Vasai Virar said that the incident is old but the 17-year-old minor victim along with her mother complained to the police about the matter and the case was registered.
After the news of the arrest became public, Pearl’s Naagin 3 co-star Anita Hassanandani took to Instagram to show her support to Pearl who she says is innocent. A photo on instagram with the caption, “Woke up to some nonsensical news about @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”
Many other TV personalities have also commented in favour of Pearl Puri.
At present, Pearl is remanded in police custody by Vasai court.