Mumbai Uber driver arrested in case for molesting female passenger

An illustration picture shows the logo of car-sharing service app Uber on a smartphone next to the picture of an official German taxi sign September 15, 2014. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach/Illustration/File Photo

The Mumbai police on Friday arrested an Uber driver on charges of outraging the modesty of a 30-year-old female passenger. The accused allegedly stopped the car near the Bandra-Worli sea link and tried to sit in the rear seat of the car with the woman. The woman raised an alarm and walked out of the taxi.

An Uber driver in Mumbai was arrested on Friday for allegedly molesting a woman passenger on Wednesday. The driver, identified as Jitendra Singh (32), was booked under IPC Section 354 (outraging modesty) and was arrested by Bandra police, reported Times of India. The woman was travelling to Andheri after visiting her cousin at Cumballa Hill.

The cab was booked by her cousin as her phone battery was low. During the ride, the driver kept talking to the complainant, reported Times of India. The woman in her complaint mentioned that when the cab reached Bandra-Worli sea link, Jitendra stopped the car and tried to get into the rear seat and tried to grab her hand in an attempt to show a video clip.

She immediately raised an alarm and Jitendra returned to the driver’s seat. The woman then got out of the car and walked towards the toll booth. A toll employee arranged another cab for the woman, informed a police officer.

On Thursday, the woman along with her brother filed a complaint at Bandra police station. After getting his details, the Bandra police arrested him from his Mira Road residence on Friday. Jitendra was working with Uber for eight months. He will be produced before Bandra court on Saturday.


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