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LIVE: Rape accused Uber cab driver remorseless; taxi industry calls for self-regulation

Live Delhi Uber case: As the outrage grew, the government banned the Uber cab services.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: December 9, 2014 11:48:35 am

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.

# After Delhi ban, Uber blames system; other private radio taxis face heat

The government said Uber was carrying out its business in contravention of the Motor Vehicle (MV) Act, 1988.


# Casual and chilling: ‘I made a mistake, what can I do now?’

“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.


# His previous rape charge slipped under official radar

The driver was arrested and spent seven months in jail, but was acquitted about a year later, reportedly due to lack of evidence.


#. The fine print: How cab firms wash hands of driver’s conduct

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.


# Delhi: No Apps, no GPS, these unmarked taxis run on trust

The alleged rape of a 27-year-old by a cabbie with Uber has hardened people’s faith in the neighbourhood man.


# Delhi rape fallout: Anguish and fear of losses rile six firms that remain

City’s radio taxi industry calls for self-regulation, plugging loopholes

# Driver permit: Police and Transport play ping-pong

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.

Uber Cab driver. Uber Cab driver.

# In rising whirl of taxis, rules fall by wayside

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.

# ‘Rapist’ says no to parade, sent to 3-day police custody

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

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