Abandoned midway with mother in rain, Delhi lawyer asks Uber to apologise
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Abandoned midway with mother in rain, Delhi lawyer asks Uber to apologise

Lawyer Kaushik Barua threatened to file a PIL against UBER if the cab aggregator does not issue a public apology. Barua had booked a cab to go from Saket to Bhondsi with his mother and was abandoned in the rain by the driver.

delhi Updated: Aug 10, 2017 10:17 IST
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HT Correspondent
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Kaushik Barua has claimed that he was forced to walk in the rain with his mother after the driver offloaded them midway. (HT FILE)

A day after an Uber cab driver allegedly abandoned a Delhi-based lawyer and his 60-year-old mother midway after misbehaving with them in Bhondsi area of Gurgaon, the lawyer has sought an apology from the cab aggregator.

Kaushik Barua, 25, has threatened to file a PIL (Public interest Litigation), if Uber does not issue an apology in the media and take corrective steps. The victim hails from Guwahati and has been living in Delhi for the last seven years.

“The driver treated us in an inhuman manner. It was raining heavily and he dumped me and my mother without once thinking about our well being,” Kaushik said. He also said that the driver should be sent for counselling.

Barua had booked an Uber cab on Monday to go to Saket from Bhondsi after attending a satsang at a farm house. He alleged that the driver forced them to walk in the rain and then misbehaved. He also refused to take them to the destination.

Uber has assured action against the driver.

“We have internally reviewed the matter. Uber does not condone racism in any manner or form and we are taking immediate action to address the issue,” said an Uber spokesperson, pointing to the allegation that the driver referred to the native place of the passengers.

“We sensitise driver partners to treat riders equally and without discrimination of any sort. For us sensitisation begins with our Terms of Use that clearly prohibit discrimination of any kind, be it caste, religion, age, disability, gender, marital status, among others,” the spokesperson said.

First Published: Aug 10, 2017 10:07 IST