Pearl V Puri, a television actor who was arrested by Mumbai police on Friday for sexually abusing and assaulting a minor girl, was taken to court from Vasai police station. On Saturday afternoon, the judge reportedly granted him bail. After his RT-PCR test is done negative, he’ll be sent to Thane Jail. On Saturday, the actor was remanded in judicial custody for 14 days.
What Victim Has To Say?
“The victim described the event that took place in 2019 on the set of a TV show,” DCP Patil said in response to Ekta Kapoor’s claim that the victim’s mother openly stated that Pearl is not guilty. She named the role played by the accused in the show during the inquiry. Pearl was arrested because the allegations are true and there is evidence. He further said that they are continuing their investigation, and the truth will be revealed in court.
“The girl’s father first registered the case at Versova Police Station, and then it was transferred to Waliv Police Station,” he continued. The victim used to follow her mother to the set of a TV show where she was acting. Pearl was arrested as a result of a specific incident that the victim told them about.”
He had previously stated, “The victim recently recognized the suspect, and after recording her statement, the accused was arrested.” They have taken the accused into custody for more inquiry after identifying him.
According to Sanjay Kumar Patil, DCP, Mira Bhayander Vasai Virar (MBVV) Commmissionerate, the alleged assault occurred in October 2019 on the Vasai film set, where Pearl was shooting. On the set of the show, the victim and her mother, who is also a TV character, were present. The incident was discovered by the minor’s mother after the child spoke about abdominal pain.
Her father, who had worked with Puri, registered a police complaint in Versova. Puri was discovered to have involvement in the crime after the case was handed to Waliv police, and an inquiry was conducted. On Friday, he was taken to the Waliv police station and arrested.
The victim’s family had complained to the Valiv Police Station, which had registered the case, that Puri had reportedly raped and abused the youngster two years ago. He was charged under the Indian Penal Code’s Section 376 AB (Punishment for rape on a lady under the age of 12), and also the Protection of Children from Sexual Offenses (POCSO) Act’s Sections 4, 8, 12, 19, and 21.