TV actor Pearl Puri, known for his role in Ekta Kapoor's Naagin 3, has been arrested on June 4 by Waliv police in Vasai (East) on charges of allegedly raping a minor girl. The actor has been arrested along with five others. The case is registered under section 376 of IPC and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POSCO) act. He will be produced in court today.
The Mira Bhayandar-Vasai Virar (MBVV) police arrested him on Friday night with the help of the personnel of Amboli police station, he said. The complaint against Puri was lodged by the minor victim and her family members, he added. Based on the complaint, an FIR against him was registered at Waliv police station in Vasai, the official said.
Soon after the news broke the internet, Puri's costar from Naagin 3 Anita Hassanandani extended her support to him. She shared a picture with Pearl and wrote, "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 Puri has been seen in many TV shows including Naagarjuna Ek Yoddha, Nazar Se Khoobsurat, Bepanah Pyaar, Phir Bhi Na Maane...Badtameez Dil. He was last seen playing Angad Mehra in the serial Brahmarakshas 2.
(With PTI inputs)