After nabbing the accused, Delhi police is now under the radar for giving the Uber cab driver a clean ‘character certificate in August 2014. TheTimes Of India reports that the accused, going by the name Shiv Kumar Yadav was issued the certificate by Additional DCP southeast Delhi Police. Also Read - Uber cab service resumed in 31 cities in India with new Lockdown 4.0 guidelinesAlso Read - Uber launches 'Uber Connect' package delivery service to rival Dunzo and Swiggy Genie
The report states that the criminal record of the driver was not kept in mind while issuing the certificate, even though he was acquitted. Earlier investigations had revealed that Yadav spent seven months in Tihar jail in a rape case which was filed against him in South Delhi’s Mehrauli area in 2011. Also Read - Uber to operate 'Essential' cab service to hospitals and pharmacy stores in 4 cities
The transport department has cancelled the permit and registration certificate of the taxi (DL1YD 7910) and Yadav’s driving licence.
Uber CEO Travis Kalanick issued a statement blaming the government’s lack of background checks in its commercial transportation licensing programs. He also said that ‘the company will do everything to help bring this perpetrator to justice and to support the victim and her family in her recovery’.
The government, meanwhile, has banned Uber from operating in Delhi. The government has said that the cab service is misleading its customers, and from now on any Uber cab found on the roads will incur fines, and could also be impounded.
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