Television actor Pearl V Puri has been arrested by the Mumbai police on the charges of raping a minor girl. After his arrest Ekta Kapoor wrote a long message claiming that the girl’s father is trying frame the actor to get back at his wife. However, Vasai Deputy Commissioner of Police, Sanjay Kumar Patil has refuted her claims.
DCP Patil in his statement said that there is proof and testimony from the victim to prove rape charges. Pearl has been sent to 14 days judicial custody. Responding to Ekta’s claims DCP Patil said, “No, the accusations are not false. His name has come up in the investigation. There is evidence against him. That is why police has arrested him. The truth will be decided in the trial.”
Ekta has claimed in her long statement that the victim’s mother has told her that her father was trying to frame Pearl and that she has proof of his innocence. Not only Ekta, many TV celebs like Aly Goni, Anita Hassanandani and Krystle D’Souza came out in support of the actor.
The alleged incident took place on a film set in Vasai, where Pearl was shooting in October 2019