Netizens have targeted Aaj Tak anchor Chitra Tripathi with hilarious memes after the Noida Police sensationally revealed that her husband, Atul Agarwal, had cooked up the story of looting by armed robbers recently. According to the Noida Police, Agarwal created the fake story for ‘personal family reasons.
Agarwal, an editor with a regional Hindi TV channel, had last week taken to Facebook to allege that a group of armed robbers had looted him, not far from a police checkpoint. He had added that the armed robbers only allowed him to go after he pleaded that he had a small child at home.
However, the Noida Police on Friday issued a statement saying that Agarwal had essentially lied, adding that there was no incident of looting as claimed by the journalist. According to the Noida Police, they arrived at the conclusion after a thorough investigation, which included speaking to Agarwal’s close ‘female friend’ and reviewing CCTV footage.
The police said that Agarwal had visited his ‘female friend’ for a meal but had left the place after he received a call from his wife. However, instead of going home, he went to a hotel to spend the night. A statement issued by the Noida Police added that Agarwal even called his ‘female friend’ around 1.30 AM to inform how he was desperately searching for an OYO room to spend the night.
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His ‘female friend’ confirmed the phone call that she received from Agarwal at 1.30 AM but said that the journalist did not mention the incident of looting. Agarwal, in his Facebook post, had claimed that he was looted at around 1 AM in Noida on 19 June.
हिंदी खबर न्यूज चैनल के एडिटर व एंकर अतुल अग्रवाल द्वारा लूट की दी गई झूठी सूचना का खुलासा करते हुए की गई प्रेस कांफ्रेंस का विस्तृत प्रेस नोट। pic.twitter.com/HWwUaZ74WT
— POLICE COMMISSIONERATE GAUTAM BUDDH NAGAR (@noidapolice) June 25, 2021
No sooner did the Noida Police reveal that Agarwal had lied for ‘personal family reasons,’ Twitter exploded with meme fest with netizens targeting wife Chitra Tripathi, who’s an anchor with Hindi channel Aaj Tak.
We feel sorry for #ChitraTripathi….
I offer 6hrs silence for her ????(1:00am-7:00am)
I request others to pray for #AtulAgarwal
— SP (@SP_mauryan) June 25, 2021
We feel sorry for @chitraaum #AtulAgarwal You have done injustice@chitraaum लाठ बजाओ #ChitraTripathi pic.twitter.com/mbzyNB4rfW
— ???? ⋆ ???? ???? ???????????????????? ???????????????????? ???? ???? ⋆ ???? (@NIKKIGU45473309) June 26, 2021
#ChitraTripathi In Studio : pic.twitter.com/PTbjPXG7J4
— Dhruv (@wAziR_Ss) June 26, 2021
#ChitraTripathi Show the news of the world but sometimes even watch in your home???????????? #chitra #ChitraTripathi pic.twitter.com/VqkRM2veR3
— Sonali Singh (@SonaliS71687712) June 26, 2021
situation of #ChitraTripathi Now :- pic.twitter.com/DHuHjYbU6R
— ASHFAQUE IQUBAL अशफाक इकबाल। (@Ashfaque_iqubal) June 26, 2021