Naagin 3 fame Pearl V Puri, accused of sexually abusing a minor girl, has been sent to 14-day judicial custody by a local court in Vasai. The 31-year-old actor was arrested late Friday evening.
Pearl was remanded to judicial custody and booked for rape and molestation under the section of The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act. He was arrested by the Waliv police late Friday evening under IPC section 376 AB, r/w POCSO Act 4, 8, 12,19, 21. Puri has been sent to judicial custody for 14 days and he has not been granted bail,” said Sanjay Patil, DCP Zone 2, Mira Bhayander Vasai Virar (MBVV).
After arrest, Pearl V Puri’s Friends and Colleagues come out in his support
1- Pearl’s friend Karishma Tanna also shared a photo with him and wrote, “Satyamev Jayate. Truth wins and he did win. #gotbail @pearlvpuri #istandwithpearl #truthneverhides #pvp (sic)”.
Karishma Tanna calls the charges baseless, saying, It’s an old case. It happened when he was shooting for the show, Bepanah Pyaar”.Opening up about the case, she shares, “His co-actor, who was playing the role of his mother, Ekta Sharma, was going through a divorce, and once her daughter had come on the set and since she was apparently Pearl’s fan, he clicked a picture with her”.
According to Tanna, Puri has become the victim of someone’s relationship gone sour, as she puts, The husband has just pulled the kid into it, saying, Let’s harass someone from Ekta’s show’. That is why he has been targeted”. Producer Vikaas Kalantri, Ruchika Kapoor, Mushtaq Sheikh, and many others commented on Karishma’s post by writing, “#IstandwithPearl.
2- Ekta Kapoor, too, wrote a long note on Instagram stating that Pearl is being framed wrongly. Ekta, who has worked with Pearl, said that she spoke to Pearl’s co-actor and confirmed the news. Reportedly, one of Pearl’s married female co-actor, along with her husband lodged a complaint against him for allegedly raping and molesting their 11-year-old daughter on the pretext of clicking a picture.
3- Actor Karan Veer Mehra has doubts about the person accusing his friend. As much as I stand for women’s rights and their freedom of speech, I know this boy has nothing to do with this. I have known Pearl for over three years, he is such a well-behaved and God-fearing person, he says.
4- Puri’s former co-star, Anita Hassanandani Nagin serial, has also come in support of the actor. “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. #ISTANDWITHPEARL,” she posted on Instagram.
5-It was Hassanandani’s post through which actor Adhvik Mahajan found out about the development, and now believes, “There is much more to this”. There are high chances when you are working in the industry of getting misunderstood… I have worked with Pearl on Naagin, and I know that he can never do something like this,” he adds. he adds
6- Puri’s former co-star Sudha Chandran was also surprised with the news, and exclaimed, He is sweet as far as I know.
7- Nia Sharma on Instagram also come on the support and she posted. Surbhi Jyoti commented on it
8- Soon, #IStandWithPearl started trending on social media, with actors Krystle D’souza, Vikaas Kalantri, Ishita Dutta, and Aly Goni extending their support to the actor.
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