Alleged incident of sexual assault in Uber cab


In yet another shocking incident of alleged sexual harassment involving taxi service Uber, a woman passenger in Delhi has accused an Uber driver of sexually assaulting her while driving her to Gurgaon. The woman’s brother slammed Uber in a Facebook post that went viral with people concurring with the post and lambasting the taxi service.

Uber issued a statement via the comment section of the post by the girl’s brother on Facebook.

“We have a zero-tolerance policy for behaviour and I assure you that our team is following up with Vinod appropriately, and immediately.”

Uber had claimed that it had boosted its security measures and background checks on its drivers after the incident involving a 27-year-old woman, who had alleged that the driver of the cab had raped her after she fell asleep and dropped her at a secluded place.

Few days back, the Delhi Government had directed app-based taxi services Ola and Uber to submit full details of their drivers and vehicles within seven days if they want to “regularise” their services in the national capital region.

According to reports, the applications of Uber and Ola Cabs to get license are currently pending before the transport department of Delhi.

Transport Minister Gopal Rai had even held a meeting with representatives of the app-based taxi operators and other taxi associations at the Delhi Secretariat.

All app-based cab service were banned in the national capital after a driver of Uber, the US-based online taxi-hailing company, was accused of raping a female passenger in December last year.

The Delhi government in March had approached Department of Electronic & Information Technology (Deity) to block web-based apps of taxi operators Uber, Ola Cabs and TaxiForSure alleging that these companies were not complying with a ban order imposed by it.

Thereafter, the Department of Telecom had earlier this month issued a letter to Internet Service Providers to block websites of taxi operators Uber, TaxiForSure and Ola Cabs, following a request from the Delhi government.

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