Noida: An alleged mobile thief, to take the police off his tail, dialled '100' and gave false information that policemen were raping his wife, but failed in his attempt, a senior police official said today.
- Thief allegedly stole a mobile phone, was being chased by a police van
- Accused dialled 100, said wife was being gangraped by PCR van cops
- After arrest, he confessed he levelled false charges to save himself
Last night, Rajesh allegedly stole a mobile phone from a house in Gejha village and was fleeing when policemen in a PCR van chased him, ASP Abhinand said.
The accused then dialled '100' and said that his wife was gang raped by PCR van policemen. This created tremors in Noida police, the official said.
Rajesh was nabbed after a chase and during interrogation he confessed that he had given false information to save himself, the ASP said.
The accused said that in the past too he had levelled false allegations on persons with whom he had altercations or wherever he was on the brink of being caught, the official said.