The rape of a woman executive allegedly by the driver of a cab booked through Uber taxi services has once again brought back to focus safety of women in the National Capital. As the outrage grew, the government banned the Uber service. Here are the the latest updates on the story.
The government said Uber was carrying out its business in contravention of the Motor Vehicle (MV) Act, 1988.
“He is not remorseful. He is unrepentant. Initially he tried to dodge the questions and gave us wrong information to mislead us. Later, he confessed to have raped the woman. Initially, he told us that he was in Mathura at the time of the incident,” a senior police officer said.
The driver was arrested and spent seven months in jail, but was acquitted about a year later, reportedly due to lack of evidence.
With Uber facing the heat for the alleged rape of a woman in one of its cabs, the terms and conditions that it asks its customers to agree to online while utilising its services make for interesting reading.
The alleged rape of a 27-year-old by a cabbie with Uber has hardened people’s faith in the neighbourhood man.
City’s radio taxi industry calls for self-regulation, plugging loopholes
After it emerged that the Uber cab driver, accused of raping a customer in an Uber taxi, may have submitted “forged” police verification documents, the Delhi Transport department and the Delhi Police played ‘pass-the-buck’ to evade responsibility for the lapse.
With demand still far exceeding supply of cabs, and companies more than willing to keep their vehicles on the road, there are few checks on practices that adversely affect the security of a passenger.
A day after his arrest from a village in Mathura, the 32-year-old Uber cab driver accused of raping a customer was produced before a packed Tis Hazari court amid tight security on Monday