The lawyer for the accused in the Uber rape case, during the final arguments in a fast track court on Thursday, claimed that the Delhi police had “planted” the case against the accused.
Shiv Kumar Yadav, who worked as a driver with taxi service Uber, has been accused of raping a woman executive in December 2014.
Advancing final arguments in the case, Yadav’s lawyer D K Mishra claimed that his client was not present at the location of the crime and alleged that the probe agency “concealed” the location chart of the complainant’s mobile data, in order to falsely implicate his client. “It was a well-planned and planted case,” he said.
“Police has not stated as to where they fetched the data of the (GPS) maps to show the route taken by the accused from Vasant Vihar to Inderlok. The location chart of mobile phone could bring every movement of the woman and corroborate the same. This evidence cannot be relied upon as evidence.
Police has manipulated the documents and planted the case,” said Mishra.
Pointing to the satellite maps placed on record by the police, the counsel said they cannot be relied upon as they were provided by Uber officials and not by Google.
“It is just an imaginary artistic picture made by the police…it cannot be relied upon as evidence till Google’s officials depose before the court that maps have been generated through their data. It is a secondary evidence which cannot be relied upon,” the lawyer told Additional Sessions Judge Kaveri Baweja
The arguments remained inconclusive and will continue on September 26.
With inputs from PTI