On Friday evening (June 4), television actor Pearl V Puri was arrested in connection with a minor rape case. Shortly after his arrest, his colleagues in the television industry came out on his behalf and defended him. On Saturday, producer Ekta Kapoor also posted a lengthy note where she claims to have spoken to the victim’s mother who told her that Pearl is innocent.
However, on Saturday afternoon, Pearl was taken into judicial custody after a court hearing in Vasai. Vasai DCP Sanjay Kumar Patil who is handling the case held a press conference and said that the accusations against Pearl are not without merit and that they have evidence. During the press conference, Patil was asked about Ekta, claiming the accusations were false. “No, the accusations are not false. His name appeared in the investigation. There is evidence against him. That’s why the police arrested him. The truth will be decided during the trial, ”he said.
The officer also revealed that it was the father of the victim who had filed a complaint and that the said incident had occurred on the sets of the show which was filmed in Naigaon in 2019. The mother of the victim also worked on the same show. “The victim impact statement was recorded and a medical examination was also carried out. His statement was also recorded as CrPC 164. The accused was arrested because he had a role in the incident, ”added the DCP. The officer also said the victim was under 12 years old.
Meanwhile, Ekta Kapoor on Saturday released a lengthy memo claiming the victim’s mother told him the case was made up by the victim’s father to win an ongoing custody battle.
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