Noida Police has sensationally revealed that journalist Atul Agarwal had made false allegations about being looted at a gunpoint last week. Agarwal, who is the husband of Aaj Tak anchor Chitra Tripathi, had claimed that a group of armed men had stopped his car in the early hours of 19 June and looted his valuables.
Noida Police also released CCTV footage, which makes it understandable that Atul Aggarwal had the audacity to fabricate a fake story of the robbery. The police held a press conference in this regard and released the evidence and press release among the media.
The Noida Police said that there was no truth in Agarwal’s allegations adding that the cops had gone through the CCTV footage and spoken to the Hindi TV journalist’s female friend, who he had met for an evening meal at her house.
The Noida Police said Agarwal had received a call from his wife when he was at his female friend’s house. He immediately left his friend’s place after receiving a call from his wife, the police said. Later, he went looking for an OYO hotel. His female friend reportedly told the cops that Agarwal had called her at around 1.20 AM to say that he was wandering around on the road in search of an OYO hotel so that he could spend his night there. The female friend did not recollect any conversation about the journalist being looted by armed men.
Agarwal had written a heartfelt Facebook post to claim how he was looted by armed men when he was returning home, adding that he had even pleaded to the gang to spare him since he had a small child at home.