Delhi Cab Rape Case: Uber Cab Services banned


New Delhi, Dec 08: A day after the accused cab driver was arrested in a rape case, the Delhi government banned all operations by Uber, in which company the driver was an employee, with immediate effect.

The cab driver, who allegedly raped a working woman in Delhi on Friday night and caught from a hideout in Mathura, was produced before a court here today.

The US-based cab service provider company Uber came under scanner after the accused Shiv Kumar Yadav was arrested. According to Delhi police, the accused was a repeat offender as he was earlier in jail in a sexual assault case.

The company hired him as the cab driver without going through proper background verification, which showed his criminal record.

According to police, if the company had done the background check and police verification, such incident could have been averted.

Meanwhile, the Delhi police have questioned the officials of the Uber cab service in Gurgaon. The office has been shut down in wake of the incident.

The issue was raised by Opposition in Parliament. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh made a statement in Lok Sabha, saying a case was registered and the culprit was arrested. The forensic examination of the car used in the crime will be done, he said.

The incident sparked protests across the capital with the political parties staged demonstrations and raised slogans against the government for safety of women in the national capital.

It will be a tough period for Rajnath Singh to tackle the issue as the national capital witnesses such incidents everyday that questions the government about the measures are being taken to provide safety to women.

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