A court on Friday fixed 3 November for hearing arguments on the quantum of sentence to be awarded to Uber cab driver Shiv Kumar Yadav who has been held guilty in a rape case.
Additional Sessions Judge Kaveri Baweja deferred arguments on the quantum of sentence against Yadav after it was apprised by Tihar Jail officials that he could not be brought before the court as security forces are busy with preparations for the India-Africa Summit here opening on 26 October.
Police said the woman executive was raped by Yadav on the night of 5 December 2014, in the cab she hired to head back home in north Delhi’s Inderlok area. Yadav drove the woman to an isolated place and raped her.
The victim had identified Yadav for the first time in the Tis Hazari court premises when she had gone there to record her statement and the second time in the trial of the case.
Driver Shiv Kumar Yadav was arrested on 7 December from Mathura.
Advocate D K Mishra, lawyer of Yadav, argued that there were several contradictions in the prosecution’s story and the alleged survivor’s version.
The trial in the case began on 15 January. All the 28 prosecution witnesses supported the case in their evidence while lawyer of accused, Shiv Kumar Yadav, argued that he had been implicated in the case.