A 30-year-old cab driver working with ride hailing firm Uber was arrested for allegedly misbehaving with a woman passenger, police said today. Also Read - How to book your next Uber ride via WhatsApp
The incident took place Tuesday evening in suburban Khar, police said. The driver was arrested the same day, they added. Also Read - Cryptocurrency regulation bill: How worried are Indian investors?
The cab was near the Khar subway when the incident happened, police said. The woman, in her 20s, was travelling from Chembur to her residence in Khar, a senior official of the Khar police station said. Also Read - Indian mobile gaming market to shoot up to at least $5 billion by 2025: Report
The cab driver Sadanand told the passenger that he was taking an alternate route due to water-logging in the subway, police said. When the woman refused, he abused her and asked her to get out of the cab, they added.
The woman then approached the Khar police station, after which an FIR was registered, the official said.
“Based on the complaint, we booked the driver under sections 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) and 506 (punishment for criminal intimidation) of IPC and arrested him the same day,” the official said.
The Uber spokesperson was unavailable for comment.
This is published unedited from the PTI feed.