Uber cab driver sent to judicial custody till Dec 24

  • Avantika Meha, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Dec 11, 2014 18:53 IST

A Delhi court on Thursday sent Shiv Kumar Yadav, the cab driver working with Uber who has been accused of raping a young female executive on December 5, to judicial custody till December 24.

After the police informed that they had recovered the mobile phone used by Yadav in the incident, and that he wasn’t needed for further interrogation, metropolitan magistrate Ravindra Kumar Pandey sent him to judicial custody for the next two weeks.

Yadav, 32, was arrested on Sunday evening from Mathura in Uttar Pradesh, and was sent by a court to three days' police custody on Monday.

The accused was presented before the court after expiry of his three days police custody amidst tight security in a crowded courtroom. He remained unrepresented as the lawyers of Tis Hazari court are on indefinite strike protesting against the delay in tabling the amendment bill regarding enhancement of pecuniary jurisdiction of district courts.

Meanwhile, police told the court that they have recovered the case property related to the matter and lodged a separate FIR against the accused for using a fake driving licence. It added that a case of cheating and violating lawful orders had been lodged on Tuesday against the cab booking company Uber.

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