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Delhi: Ola driver held for molesting Belgian woman, Sushma Swaraj seeks report

The woman, who identified herself as a language translator, told police that she had booked the cab from Gurgaon and during the journey the cab driver allegedly kissed her.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi |
Updated: May 9, 2016 12:37:54 am
belgian woman, belgian woman molestation, ola, ola driver, ola cabs, molestation, delhi ola molestation case, belgian women molestation case, ola driver arrested molestation case, delhi news, ncr news, india news, latest news After stepping out of the cab near C R Park area, she informed the police about the incident at around 10 PM, police said. The name of the cab owner is Vikram Singh.

AN OLA cab driver who allegedly molested a 24-year-old Belgian woman in CR Park Saturday night was arrested in the early hours of Sunday, said police. The accused driver has been identified as Balraj Singh alias Raj (25).

According to police, a friend of the woman made a PCR call at 10.15 pm. Police tracked down the owner of the cab, identified as Vikram Singh, and later arrested the accused.

Incidentally, when the woman booked the cab, she received a message from Ola that Singh would pick her up. Police later found out that he had rented his vehicle to Balraj.

The woman’s friend also took to social media, stating that the foreign national was asked by the driver to “shift to the front seat, where he kissed her and tried to abuse her”. She also said the driver took her friend’s phone and deleted all SMSes from Ola.

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A police officer said, “The woman had booked the cab at 6 pm from Gurgaon. The driver requested her to sit in the front seat. He tried to interact with the woman and wanted a photo with her. He also misbehaved with the woman and kissed her, following which a minor scuffle broke out between the two.”

He added that the woman managed to take a photo of the driver before he dropped her at Govindpuri. However, police said the woman’s statement did not mention anything about the driver deleting her messages.

According to police, a team was formed under the supervision of Inspector Sanjeev Kumar to trace the accused. “As per the registration papers, the car belonged to Singh. However, Balraj was using the mobile number registered with Ola. It was tracked to Gurgaon and Balraj was apprehended,” said an officer. Singh will also be called for questioning, he added.

The woman’s statement was recorded Sunday in front of a magistrate, said police. The woman had come to India on a tourist visa in February. Police said she left the country Sunday evening.

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Meanwhile, Sushma Swaraj sought a report on the incident.

“I have asked Lt Governor Delhi for a report on the molestation of a Belgian girl by a Cab driver.”

“We are committed to the safety and security of all foreign nationals in India,” she said in a series of tweets.

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