Uber rape case: Court frames charges against cab driver

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New Delhi, Jan 13 (IANS) A court here Tuesday framed rape and other charges against a Uber cab driver accused of sexually assaulting a woman executive here Dec 5 amid high drama as he refused to sign the order.

Later, he pleaded not guilty and sought trial in the case.
Additional Sessions Judge Kaveri Baweja framed charges under sections 376 (rape), 366 (kidnapping or abducting woman) and 506 (criminal intimidation) of the Indian Penal Code against Shiv Kumar Yadav.
The court fixed Jan 15 for recording of statement of prosecution witness.
Yadav, 32, allegedly raped the woman in the cab she hired to head back home in north Delhi’s Inderlok area.
Special public prosecutor Atul Srivastava told the court at the last hearing that Yadav caused injuries to the victim while committing rape and tried to have unnatural sex.
In the over 100-page chargesheet, which was filed Dec 24, the police cited 44 prosecution witnesses in support of its case.
Police also relied on forensic evidence and placed on record the route map of his cab.

Last modified: January 13, 2015