NEW DELHI: After 24 hours of rigorous search across Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana, police in a joint operation managed to nab the driver of the high-end radio cab service Uber for raping a 27-year-old woman MNC employee here.
The accused, identified as Shiv Kumar Yadav, was arrested from Mathura in Uttar Pradesh, about 135 km from Delhi, on Sunday evening.
After the incident was reported, the Delhi Police, along with the Mathura Police, conducted a raid at the driver’s house in Chandrapuri Colony and seized the cab in which the victim was raped.
After 24 hours of search, the police finally managed to arrest the accused from the Highway Police Station jurisdiction at around 7 pm on Sunday. The Delhi Police had announced a reward of `1 lakh for information leading to his arrest.
Sources said after Yadav came to know that the Delhi Police had raided his house, he approached a senior lawyer who in turn advised him to surrender.
“The accused has been arrested and we are interrogating him,” Deputy Commissioner of Police Madhur Verma said. The statements of the cab service will be taken on Monday.
“The driver of the cab, booked through Uber, had not been subjected to police verification. The company, which did not get his background check done, was asked to join the investigation Sunday,” he said.
The cab service’s spokeswoman Evelyn Tay issued a statement, “Our thoughts are with the victim of this terrible crime. We are working with the police as they investigate. We will assist them in any way we can. It is also our policy to immediately suspend a driver’s account following allegations of a serious incident, which we have done.”
The victim said she was raped at an isolated place between Sarai Rohilla and Inderlok.
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