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DCW summons Uber CEO in Delhi Cab Rape Case

New Delhi, Dec 09: The Delhi Commission for Women on Tuesday summoned the Chief Executive Officer of international taxi-booking service Uber over the alleged rape of a 27-year-old woman by one of its drivers on Friday.

"I have called the local CEO of the cab company today. We will try our best that this cab company is closed. Also, it needs to be investigated who brought this company to India and how it started," DCW chairperson Barkha Shukla said.

Meanwhile, the Delhi police has lodged an FIR against the web-based cab booking company for cheating customers on pretext of providing safe commuting with duly verified driver.

According to reports, the Uber cab driver accused of raping the finance executive on Friday, had been convicted for a similar crime in 2011 and had spent over seven months in prison. However, he was later granted bail.

-ANI inputs

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