Pearl V Puri granted bail in alleged rape case, confirms lawyer

Television actor Pearl V Puri, who was arrested in an alleged rape case, was granted bail on Tuesday (June 15).

On June 4, the actor was arrested by Waliv Police on under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act for allegedly raping a minor girl.

Earlier, Pearl's bail plea was rejected by the Vasai court and he was sent to judicial custody.

According to a report in India Today, Pearl's lawyer Jitesh Agarwal has confirmed the news. This comes after his hearing today. It was the third hearing for Pearl's bail plea in the Vasai court.

The alleged incident for which Pearl was arrested took place in 2019 during the shoot of his television show, Bepanah Pyaar. The girl is the daughter of an actor, who was Pearl's co-star.

Ever since Pearl has been arrested, the alleged rape case has seen many twists and turns. While the alleged victim's mother calls Pearl innocent, her father demands strict actions to be taken against him.

Many celebrities, including Divya Khosla Kumar, Ekta Kapoor among others, came forward and stood by Pearl's side and said that he is innocent.

Pearl has been a part of several shows on television including Badatameez Dil, Nagarjuna, Bepanah Pyaarr, Naagin 3 and Meri Sasu Maa.

He was last seen in the television show Brahmarakshas 2.

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