Rape case: Police file charge sheet against Uber cab driver
New Delhi: Delhi Police today filed in a court here its charge sheet against a driver of US-based cab service provider Uber, 19 days after he allegedly raped a 27-year-old woman executive.
The charge sheet was filed against 32-year-old Shiv Kumar Yadav for the alleged offences punishable under sections 376 (rape), 366 (kidnapping or abducting woman with an intent to compel her for marriage), 506 (criminal intimidation) and 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) of IPC.
Metropolitan Magistrate Ajay Kumar Malik fixed the over 100-page charge sheet for consideration on January 2 and also extended the judicial custody of the driver till then.
The investigating officer told the court that the police have cited 44 prosecution witnesses in support of their case.
The police said that they have relied on the forensic evidence and also placed on record the route map of the car in which the offence was committed.
According to the police, the ordeal took place during the two-and-a-half hours she had to spend in the cab after being picked up by the driver.
Yadav was produced before the magistrate with his face covered after expiry of his 13-day judicial custody. His wife was also present during the hearing.
Yadav, who was driving the cab, had allegedly raped the woman on the night of December 5 when the victim, who works for a finance company in Gurgaon, was headed back to her home in north Delhi’s Inderlok area.
He was arrested on December 7 from Mathura in a joint operation by Delhi and Uttar Pradesh Police and produced before the court on December 8.