Vasai DCP reacts to Ekta Kapoor’s comment on calling Pearl Innocent
The DCP of Vasai Sanjay Kumar Patil has said that the accusations against Pearl are not at all false.
Pearl V Puri is an Indian television actor and model. He is known for playing Abeer in Phir Bhi Na Maane…Badtameez Dil, Mahir in Naagin 3 and Raghbir in Bepanah Pyaar. He started his career as a model and appeared in several commercials for various brands, after a period of hard struggle when he found success as an actor.
On the late night of 4 June 2021, Puri was arrested by Mumbai Police after a complaint was filed against him. He was accused of rape and molestation charges of an 11-year-old girl. Many of his friends from the Indian TV Industry came out in his support and stated that these allegations are baseless. According to the police, a complaint was lodged by the minor’s father in 2019, but at that time, the identity of the accused was not established. Waliv police in Vasai arrested Puri and produced him before a court that sent him to judicial custody for two weeks.
As soon as this news broke, the TV industry including Ekta Kapoor, Nia Sharma, Anita Hassanandani, Krystle D’Souza came forward in support of the actor saying that he is innocent.
Producer Ekta Kapoor on June 5 2021, Saturday, took to her social media handle and posted a long note defending and claiming that she has proof that Pearl is not involved in this crime.
Ekta even mentioned in a note how the survivor’s mother had told her of Pearl’s innocence in the case. Ekta posted a picture with Pearl and penned a long note along, in the caption she wrote; “Will I support a child molester…or a molester of any kind? But what I witnessed from last night to now, was the absolute low in human depravity. How can humanity go to this level? How can people who are upset with each other, drag a third person into their fight? How can a human being take on another human being and do this? After various calls with the child‘s/girl’s mother, who openly said that Pearl was not involved and it’s her husband trying to create stories to keep her child and prove that a working mother on a set cannot take care of her kid, If this is true then it is wrong on so many levels! Using an extremely important movement like ‘Me Too’ frivolously, to get your agendas met with and mentally torturing a child and making an innocent person guilty. I have no right to decide, the courts will decide who is right & wrong. My opinion only comes from what the girl’s mother said to me last night & that is – Pearl is innocent …and it is very very sad if people are using various tactics to prove working mothers are unable to take care of their children because there are predators on the set. I have all the voice notes between the child’s mother and me which points to the falls allegations being put on the pearl. The film industry has safe or has an unsafe any other business to give it a bad name to get your agenda sorted is the lowest form low ever. If by chance, Pearl is proved innocent, I request people to look more deeply into how the important and much needed moments in today’s time, are being used unfairly reducing the gravitas of the situation. May Justice Prevail! #MayJusticePrevail @pearlvpuri,”
Here’s the post by Ekta Kapoor in favour of Pearl V Puri on Instagram, check this out;
On which The DCP of Vasai Sanjay Kumar Patil has said that the accusations against Pearl are not at all false. In the press conference, when Kumar Patil was asked about Ekta Kapoor calling the allegation false, he said, “No, the accusations are not false. His name has come up in the investigation. There is evidence against him. That is why the police have arrested him. The truth will be decided in the trial.”
Here’s the video posted on Twitter;
DCP STATEMENT on minor girl case pic.twitter.com/E7MmI8AePa
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Meanwhile, earlier, it was reported Pearl V Puri has been granted bail. However, later, the news was confirmed that the 31-year-old actor has been sent into 14-day judicial custody, that is, till June 18, under the court’s order on Saturday. According to reports, the alleged incident took place in October 2019 on a film set in Vasai where Pearl was shooting. Along with Pearl, five other people have also been arrested in the same case.