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Ola driver who ‘unzipped pants’ in front of woman passenger arrested in Mumbai

A day after a 30-year-old woman alleged that her Ola taxi driver flashed at her, the Shivaji Park police arrested the man from his home in Thane.

mumbai Updated: Aug 09, 2017 19:21 IST
Megha Sood

A day after a 30-year-old woman alleged that her Ola taxi driver flashed at her, the Shivaji Park police arrested the man from his home in Thane.

Arun Matadhankar Tiwari, 40, would now be taken to a Bhoiwada court.A police officer investigating the case said the woman, who is from Ghaziabad, was in the city for an interview. She had booked a share Ola cab from Andheri to Parel and there were other passengers in the vehicle when she got in. She told the police that she was alone when the cab reached the SK Bole Marg at Shivaji Park.

The woman said she was on her phone when she noticed the cab had stopped. She then saw the driver allegedly opening his pant zip and flashing at her.

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“Shocked, the woman immediately got off the taxi and ran as far as she could. She then asked a passerby the address of the nearest police station and went to the Shivaji Park police station,” said Rajiv Jain, deputy commissioner of police (zone V).

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After the incident came to light, an Ola spokespeson said: “Ola has zero-tolerance for such behaviour and we have blacklisted the driver with immediate effect as soon as the issue was reported to us. We have extended full support to the customer and relevant authorities for further investigation. Safety of customers is paramount to us at all times.”