US taxi hailing firm Uber has allegedly been banned in New Delhi, India’s capital, Delhi, after its driver allegedly raped a 26-year-old female passenger making the service to be “blacklisted” with immidiate effect for “misleading customers”.
The driver was arrested Sunday.
According to the BBC, the woman used the Uber app to be taken home but says she was taken to a secluded area and raped by the driver Friday night.
Any Uber car found in the city will be ined or impounded. Uber says the incident was “horrific” and it was working to bring him to justice. The driver’s permit, registration certificate and driving licence have been banned by the govt which also said the US-based cab firm misled the rape victim about the safety of its service.
According to reports, the 32-year-old driver, Shiv Kumar Yadav, is a repeat offender and was allegedly arested and imprisoned for seven months in Mehrauli in South Delhi in 2011. Police say Uber didn’t do enough background checks on him and he would’nt be a cabbie.