New Delhi: In a shocking turn of events, popular TV actor Pearl V Puri has been arrested by Mumbai police on alleged rape charges. The news has left his fans and fellow TV colleagues in a state of disbelief.
According to a report published in Times of India, Pearl V Puri has been taken into custody and is booked for raping a minor girl and under the section of The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, said Mira Bhayander Vasai Virar (MBVV) DCP, Zone 2, Sanjay Patil.
For the unversed, 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.
His co-star Anita Hassanandani has dismissed it as a false charge. She took to Instagram and showed support for the actor writing: 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.
Love you @pearlvpuri
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.