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Delhi Cab Rape Case: Rajnath Singh promises Guilty to be Punished

New Delhi, Dec 09: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh made a statement in the Rajya Sabha after it witnessed a uproar over the Delhi cab rape case. Singh promised the agitating members that the guilty will be punished.

While narrating the sequence of the incident that the 26-year-old working woman met the ill-fated night on Friday, Singh told the Rajya Sabha that the US-based cab booking company Uber has been banned in the national capital and the NCR. And the Centre has advised all the states and Union Territories to ban all such web-based cab booking services.

Singh informed that the cab involved in the incident was owned by the accused driver. The car was seized from the driver, who was arrested from Mathura, has been brought to Delhi for the forensic investigation, which is underway.

As per DCP North Madhur Verma, an FIR has been registered against Uber for cheating its customers and violating lawful orders of government. The FIR has been lodged under Section 420 and 188 read with 34 of the IPC.

On the other hand, Shiv Kumar Yadav, the accused Uber cab driver, who has confessed to raping a woman in Delhi on Friday night inside his taxi, has revealed shocking details of the incident. Yadav told police during interrogation that he not only outraged the modesty of the woman but also abused her physically. As per police, the accused slapped the woman several times and also bit her while committing the crime.

Meanwhile, police said that they have recovered two mobiles and some clothes that were used by Yadav. Also, a chargesheet is likely to be filed in the case within 20 days.

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