On rape allegations against TV actor Pearl V Puri, Vasai Deputy Commissioner of Police, Sanjay Kumar Patil responded to TV producer Ekta Kapoor’s claim that the actor is innocent during a press conference. In a clip from the press conference posted on Twitter on Saturday (June 5), the DCP said that the victim has evidence and testimony to substantiate the allegations of rape, refuting Ekta Kapoor’s claims.
In the video, the DCP said that an official complaint was filed by the girl’s father and officials at the Waliv police station, registering a case under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses (POCSO) Act.
The police commissioner said a medical examination was conducted, the victim’s statement was taken and a case was registered against the actor on these grounds. He claimed that the victim’s mother used to work on the sets of the TV show and hence, the victim used to accompany her which led to the meeting of Pearl V Puri and the victim.
A few years back, a minor girl had filed a case against the actor alleging that Pearl sexually assaulted her on the pretext of getting her TV work.
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Ekta Kapoor responded to this news by claiming that the charges are false and in an Instagram post, revealed that she has voice notes from the victim’s mother refuting the charges.
Mira Bhayandar Vasai Virar (MBVV) DCP and DCP, Zone 2, Sanjay Patil. said that on Saturday (June 5), actor Pearl V Puri was taken into custody and booked for raping a minor girl and under Sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses (POCSO) Act a case was registered under. However, later there were reports of him getting bail on the same day.
Pearl V Puri earned stardom for featuring in Ekta Kapoor’s productions Naagin 3 (2018–19) and Bepanah Pyaar (2019–20) respectively. He was first seen in the 2013 TV show Dil Ki Nazar Se Khoobsurat, followed by Phir Bhi Na Maane…Badtameez Dil, Meri Saasu Maa and Naagarjuna – Ek Yoddha among others. He played a key role in Brahmarakshas 2.
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