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Pearl Puri Sent to Judicial Custody in Alleged Rape Case: Report

Pearl V Puri was arrested from Vasai for alleged rape and molestation of a minor.

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<div class="paragraphs"><p>Pearl Puri has reportedly been booked under the POCSO Act.</p></div>
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Television actor Pearl V Puri was arrested by the Mumbai Police for allegedly raping and molesting a minor. Sanjay Patil, DCP Zone 2, Mira Bhayander Vasai Virar, had said “The incident is old but the 17-year-old minor victim complained to us along with her mother at the police station and we registered a case under Section 376 (rape) of IPC and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act (POCSO) Act, 2012."

There were earlier reports of the actor being released on bail but ANI reported that the Vasai court sent television actor Pearl Puri to judicial custody.

Pearl Puri Sent to Judicial Custody in Alleged Rape Case: Report

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After his arrest, Puri’s Naagin 3 co-star Anita Hassanandani took to social media to express her disbelief over the news, calling it ‘nonsensical’. She wrote in his support, “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 #ISTANDWITHPEARL."

Pearl Puri Sent to Judicial Custody in Alleged Rape Case: Report

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Puri made his Hindi television debut with a supporting role in the Sony TV show Dil Ki Nazar Se Khoobsurat. He is famous for his roles in Naagin 3 and Bepanah Pyaar.

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