Chargesheet filed in Uber rape case

New Delhi : Delhi Police Wednesday filed a chargesheet in a court here against a cab driver of the Uber taxi company who was accused of raping a 27-year-old working woman in the capital.

Police filed the chargesheet against Shiv Kumar Yadav before Metropolitan Magistrate Ajay Kumar Malik on charges of rape, abduction, threat to life and other charges.

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The court fixed Jan 2, 2015 for consideration of the chargesheet.

Yadav allegedly committed the rape on the night of Dec 5, when the woman, who works for a finance company in Gurgaon, was heading back home in north Delhi’s Inderlok area.

During investigation, it was found that the driver had a criminal record and was accused in another rape case.

Besides, the Uber taxi company had not given him any public service verification or any employer’s verification certificate.

During investigation, it was also revealed that Yadav, who has three children, was arrested in 2011 in a rape case with the same modus operandi in south Delhi and spent seven months in Tihar jail.

He was later acquitted, after the victim took back the allegations.

Police said the driver was under the influence of alcohol while picking up the woman from south Delhi’s Vasant Vihar between 10 and 10.15 p.m. Dec 5.