Naagin 3 actor Pearl V Puri arrested for allegedly raping a minor girl

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New Delhi : In a shocking news, famous TV actor Pearl V Puri has been arrested by the Mumbai Police on Saturday for allegedly raping a minor girl.

According to a report published in Times of India, he has been booked under the section of The Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, said Mira Bhayander Vasai Virar (MBVV) DCP, Zone 2, Sanjay Patil.

A minor girl had filed a case against the actor that he had taken sexual from her on the promise of giving her a role in the 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 #ISTANDWITHPEARL"

Aditi Kadam, sessions judge, Vasai, remanded him to a 14-day judicial custody on Saturday.

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.