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Pearl V Puri rape case: "There is an evidence against him," says DCP refuting Ekta Kapoor's claim

The actor was arrested by the Mumbai Police and sent to 14 days of judicial custody for allegedly raping a minor girl on June 4. The alleged incident took place on a film set in Vasai, where Pearl was shooting in October 2019.

Pearl V Puri rape case: "There is an evidence against him," says DCP refuting Ekta Kapoor's claim
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Commenting on the ongoing investigation against actor Pearl V Puri, DCP Sanjay Kumar Patil has said that the accusations against Pearl are not false. The actor has been accused of raping a minor. 

In the press conference, DCP was asked about Ekta Kapoor’s statement via her Instagram post in which she defended Pearl in a long note. Besides, Ekta had even mentioned in the note how the survivor's mother had told her of Pearl's innocence in the case.

Reacting to this, Patil said, “No, the accusations are not false. His name has come up in the investigation. There is evidence against him. That is why the police have arrested him. The truth will be decided in the trial.”

The DCP said that there was an official complaint filed by the girl's father and authorities at Waliv police station registered the case under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.

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The Commissioner of Police stated that there was a medical examination conducted, the victim's statement taken and booked the actor based on these grounds. As per the victim's father, his wife was working in a TV show and their minor daughter would accompany her to the sets. This is how Pearl V Puri came in contact with the victim.

On June 4, the actor was arrested by the Mumbai Police and sent to 14 days of judicial custody for allegedly raping a minor girl. The 31-year-old 'Naagin 3' actor was booked by Mira-Bhayander Vasai-Virar Police Commissionerate, invoking charges of IPC Sec. 376 AB and POCSO Act, 4, 8, 12,19, 21 for the rape of the minor girl. The alleged incident took place on a film set in Vasai, where Pearl was shooting in October 2019.

However, soon after his arrest, his colleagues from the television industry, such as Anita Hassanandani, Krystle D'Souza, Karishma Tanna and others came out in his support.


For those unaware, a minor girl had filed a case against the actor some years back alleging that Pearl took sexual favours from her on the pretext of getting her work in TV.

Also Read: Mumbai Police registers case against casting director Ayush Tiwari after TV actress accuses of rape

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