On Friday evening (June 4), TV actor Pearl V Puri was arrested by Mumbai police. The actor well known for his role in the series Naagin was arrested in Vasai in connection with the rape of a minor. Earlier today, it was reported that the actor was released on bail following an Instagram post by actor Karishma Tanna who confirmed the same. However, it has now emerged that the actor was not released on bail and was sent to judicial detention for 14 days after appearing in court.
According to reports, he was taken into judicial custody after his arrest and convicted of rape and assault under the Protection of Children Against Sexual Offenses section of the Act (POCSO). He was arrested under section 376 AB of the IPC, r / w POCSO Act 4, 8, 12,19, 21. Sanjay Patil, DCP Zone 2, Mira Bhayander Vasai Virar, who deals with the case, reportedly said the actor had not been released on bail. and was placed in judicial detention by court order.
After Pearl’s arrest came to light, many celebrities in the TV industry came out in favor and started using the hashtag #IStandWithPearl. Producer Ekta Kapoor on Saturday took to her Instagram account and shared a lengthy note where she claimed to have spoken to the victim’s mother who confirmed Pearl’s innocence. She said the whole story was made up by her husband. “After several calls with the mother of the child / daughter, who openly said that Pearl was not involved and that it is her husband who is trying to create stories to keep her child and prove that a mother who works on a set cannot take care of his child. If this is true then it is wrong on so many levels, ”she wrote in the post.
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