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Uber rape case: Court order on charges on January 13

New Delhi, January 9: A court here on Friday reserved, for January 13, its order on framing of charges against the Uber cab driver accused of raping a woman executive in the capital last month. Additiol Sessions Judge Kaveri Baweja reserved her order on issue of framing charges after the prosecution and d efence concluded arguments in the case. Taxi driver Shiv Kumar Yadav, 32, allegedly raped the woman executive on the night of Dec 5 in the cab she hired to head back home in north Delhi’s Inderlok area. The charge sheet was filed on December 24 – 19 days after the crime – and the cognizance of the charge sheet was taken by a magistrate’s court Jan 5. Police charged Yadav for rape, kidpping or abducting woman with an intent to compel her for marriage), crimil intimidation and voluntarily causing hurt of the Indian Pel Code. In the over 100–page charge sheet, police cited 44 prosecution witnesses in support of its case. Police also relied on forensic evidence and placed on record the route map of the car in which the offence was committed. (IANS)

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