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West Bengal government issues notice to Uber over safety norms

The notice was issued after an Uber driver was arrested for threatening to rape a passenger.

  • Updated: July 13, 2016 10:40 AM IST
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Days after an Uber driver was arrested for threatening to rape a woman passenger, the West Bengal government issued a show cause notice to the cab aggregator over violation of safety norms, a state minister said on Tuesday. “There have been reports of violation of safety norms. So we have issued a show cause notice to the company. Strict action will be taken if adherence to safety norms is not ensured,” said Transport Minister Suvendu Adhikari. Also Read - How to book your next Uber ride via WhatsApp

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On July 5, Uber driver Santu Pramanik was arrested after a 27-year-old woman complained that he threatened her with ‘abduction’ and ‘rape’. Adhikari said the notice was issued taking into account this incident as well overall safety standards. Also Read - Uber launches 'Uber Connect' package delivery service to rival Dunzo and Swiggy Genie

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In July 2015, another Uber driver was arrested from the city for allegedly masturbating in front of a woman passenger.

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  • Published Date: July 13, 2016 10:36 AM IST
  • Updated Date: July 13, 2016 10:40 AM IST



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