Ola cab driver arrested for ‘sexually harassing’ additional sessions judge
NEW DELHI: A 40-year-old Ola cab driver was arrested on Thursday for allegedly sexually harassing and misbehaving with an additional sessions judge (ASJ) at north Delhi’s Kamla Nagar market.
The crime took place on Tuesday but the judge filed a complaint on Wednesday, the police said.
Madhur Verma, deputy commissioner of police (north), said the driver, Sandeep Kumar, was arrested from Gurgaon after an FIR was registered on the judge’s complaint at the Roop Nagar police station.
“We had been asking the cab driver to join the probe but he was not appearing before the investigating officer. On Thursday, we conducted a raid and arrested him from Gurgaon,” said Verma.
In the complaint, a senior police officer said, the ASJ told the police that she had booked an Ola cab through the company’s mobile application to reach home after work.
Sandeep Kumar picked up the judge from the court. The Ola driver picked up the judge to drop her home.
The judge alleged that during the journey she asked the driver to stop at Kamla Nagar as she had some personal work there. An argument broke out between them when the cab driver turned down her request.
“Soon, the cabbie started misbehaving with the judge and shouted on her. He also made some obscene gestures in front of her before throwing her belongings out of the car,” said the officer, quoting the complaint by the judge.
On the basis of the complaint, a case under 354 A (sexual harassment), 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) and 427 (causing damage to property) of the IPC was registered against Sandeep, said DCP Verma.
Ola couldn’t be reached for a comment despite attempts.