TV Actor Pearl Puri, accused of sexually abusing a minor girl, was sent to fourteen-day judicial custody by a Vasai court. The police had arrested the 31-year-old actor on Friday evening.
Mr Puri was remanded to judicial custody and was booked for molestation and rape under the relevant sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act. he was arrested and booked under IPC sections 376 AB r/w Section 4,8,12,19 and 21 of the POCSO Act.
DCP of Zone 2, Mr Sanjay Patil, told reporters that Puri has been sent to judicial custody and has not been granted bail from the Court.
Various celebrities have come out in support of Pearl and have proclaimed his innocence.
Producer Ekta Kapoor has also supported Puri and stated that he was framed in the case. As per her account, the complaint was a female co-star who, along with her husband, had filed the complaint where they stated that Pearl raped and molested their 11-year-old daughter on the pretext of clicking a picture.