Indian Actor Pearl V Puri, popularly known for his character in Naagin 3, has been arrested under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act for the alleged rape of a minor girl. The 31-year-old actor was arrested yesterday on June 4.

According to details, the actor was taken into police custody on Friday at a police station (Vasai) for the allegation of rape of a minor who is also an actress. A statement has been issued by DCP of Vasai, saying: “He has been remanded to police custody and booked under Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.”

Soon after the news broke on the internet, Puri’s co-star from Naagin 3, Anita Hassanandani extended her support to him. She shared a picture with Pearl on Instagram and wrote: “Woke up to some nonsensical news bout Pearl Puri. I know him! It is not true. Can not be true, all lies. I’m sure there is more to it. And the truth will be out soon. Love you Pearl.”


As per the latest updates, Puri has been granted bail post being in police custody for being falsely accused of child molestation. With actress Karishma Tanna just confirming the news of actor’s bail being granted its just about time that we will soon get to know his side of the story.

Pearl V Puri was last seen as the main lead in Indian TV series Brahmarakshas 2, where he played the role of Angad Mehra.