Pearl V Puri is currently under judicial custody in connection to an alleged rape case. The actor was arrested for allegedly raping a minor. In latest development, the actor was denied bail today. DCP Sanjay Patil (Zone 2, Mira Bhayander Vasai Virar), said, "He did not get bail today. The court hearing for the bail plea has been postponed to Tuesday, June 15." The actor is in judicial custody till June 15 at the Thane jail. While the police are investigating the case, yesterday, the victim's mother recently issued an official statement and claimed that Pearl is innocent, adding that the whole case is false. She also said that the case was filed by her estranged husband to get custody of their minor daughter.
According to the statement, the minor's parents have been living separately for many years. They are legally fighting to win custody of their daughter. The statement read, "We as the extended family would like to let you all know that she (victim's mother) has been in an extremely toxic marriage for 10 years and does not have her daughter also since 2 years. We including (victim's mother) support Pearl Puri and hope that justice will come out soon (sic)."The statement further read, "(Victim's mother) has been fighting for her daughter's custody for a long time now and here her Husband creates this whole mess and blame game and eventually find a devious way of damaging (victim's mother) reputation in front of the judicial system so that she does not get the custody of her child. She is totally shattered and shall find her ground to come out in the open. She needs your support fully as she herself supports Pearl Puri because Pearl is innocent. She also understands that Pearl has been unnecessarily frame and is all out to support him. Please help her. She needs it desperately. After his arrest, Pearl got support from a host of celebrities including Ekta Kapoor, Divya Khosla Kumar, Nia Sharma among others.