A Delhi-based businesswoman recently shared her harrowing experience involving an Ola cab driver on her Facebook page.
In her Facebook post, Priyanka Gosain, narrated how she was shell-shocked to discover that the Ola cab driver was secretly filming her while she remained busy on her phone.
Soon after she realised that the driver was secretly filming her, Gosain asked the driver to pull over. Upon alighting of the cab, she confiscated the camera only to find that he had made her video.
She wrote, “There it was, a video of me, all of me. My every gesture, movement, each word uttered was recorded on his phone. Never in my life did I ever feel this violated.”
Ola has since then terminated the driver from the job.
You can read Gosain’s full post below:
I am going to narrate something that happened with me in an OLA cab.
*This is a caution advice to all females and an eye-opener for OLA’
It was 12:43 PM and I was travelling to Chanakyapuri in an Ola cab. My driver’s name was Abhilash Singh, CRN No. 299860428.
As the cab moved on for the destination, I went about checking my emails and answering some important work related phone calls. However, I sensed something extremely strange about the cab driver. His body posture was defensive and he would constantly look at me in the rear view mirror. Not knowing whether to trust my gut feeling, I discounted it as my brain telling me to be cautious.
Moments later, my attention was pulled towards a phone which was neatly placed at an angle on his hand which allowed the aforementioned driver to very easily and comfortably record the happenings in the cab.
It was then that it hit me; he might have been recording a video. I did not realise this initially but the moment I sat in his car, his phone’s front camera was fixed in my direction.
I asked him to pull over and confiscated his phone. What I saw left me shocked.
There it was, a video of me, all of me. My every gesture, movement, each word uttered was recorded on his phone. Never in my life did I ever feel this violated.
Imagine, had I not known, some random stranger would have been walking around with a video of me in his phone, in his pocket, meant to be shared or something.
In what I thought was my privacy and the comfort for which I paid, I was violated.
I handed the guy over to the police because tomorrow CV such videos may fail to satisfy what he seek.
The policeman told me something frankly ‘madam, ye choot jayega, it’s a bailable offense’.
The driver is probably out right now, driving some girl somewhere and violating her in ways the law does not seem to recognize.
I want to urge Ola to take strong action against this employee because if need be, I will escalate this matter further.