A former taxi driver has pleaded not guilty to charges
relating to what police believe was a false claim he had been
attacked and robbed of $700.
Gurinder Singh Samra told police on February 5 that he had
picked up a male passenger in Queenstown's CBD, and was later
attacked and robbed by that passenger and two other men.
During the investigation, Queenstown police were given
information that led them to believe the incident was a false
Police said in a statement after his first appearance in the
Manukau District Court in May that the investigation had
taken up a lot of police team and resources.
Samra was arrested and charged with making a false statement
He was released on bail and will next appear in the Manukau
District Court on August 13.