Delhi Government has banned all the operations and services of Uber Cab following an alleged rape incident that took place last week. The accused, Uber cab (DL1YD 7910) driver Shiv Kumar Yadav was arrested from Mathura for allegedly raping a 27-year-old woman in his cab. The permit and registration certificate of the taxi and the driving licence of the accused have already been cancelled by the transport department.
Delhi government, in a statement said, “The transport department has banned all activities related to providing of any transport service by www.uber.com with immediate effect. The department has also blacklisted the company from providing any transport service in the NCT of Delhi in future.”
The driver was also involved and acquitted in a 2011 rape case. Despite this, additional DCP southeast Delhi police had issued a character certificate for Shiv Kumar Yadav in August 2014. However, the criminal record was not kept in mind while issuing the certificate.
Speaking about the incident, Uber CEO Travis Kalanick said, “What happened over the weekend in New Delhi is horrific. Our entire team’s hearts go out to the victim of this despicable crime. We will do everything, I repeat, everything to help bring this perpetrator to justice and to support the victim and her family in her recovery.”
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With additional inputs from PTI