Mumbai: Kasauti Zindagi Kay fame TV actor Pracheen Chauhan was arrested by Mumbai Police on Saturday for allegedly molesting a girl.
The arrest was made on the basis of a complaint from the victim at Karur Police Station, Mumbai Police informed.
A case under sections 354, 323, and 506 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) has been registered. More details are awaited.
Chauhan is also a regular in the YouTube comedy sketch show from the channel, SIT (Shitty Ideas Trending).
Recently the arrest of popular TV actor Pearl V Puri for raping a minor girl sent shockwaves across the entire nation.
The Mira Bhayandar-Vasai Virar (MBVV) police arrested Pearl on the night of June 4 with the help of the personnel of Amboli police station, an official said.
The complaint against Puri was lodged by the minor victim and her family members, he added.
Based on the complaint, an FIR against him was registered at Waliv police station in Vasai, the official said.
The actor has been booked under IPC section 376 (rape) and sections of the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act, police said.
On June 28, Pearl took to social media to break his silence about the alleged rape accusations against him.
”Life has its own way of testing people! I lost my Nani ma a few months back, then on her 17th day, I lost my dad, post that my mother got diagnosed with cancer and then this ghastly accusation. The last couple of weeks were gruelling for me like a nightmare. I was, overnight, made to feel like a criminal,” he wrote.
“All of this in the midst of my mother’s cancer treatment, shattered my sense of security, making me feel helpless,” he added.
Opening up about the case, Pearl said that he has faith in the judiciary of his country.
Pearl is best known for appearing in shows such as Naagin 3, Bepanah Pyaar and Brahmarakshas 2.