Character certificate of 'rapist driver' fake: Delhi Police

New Delhi: The driver of global taxi service provider Uber accused of raping a 25-year-old woman here got his licence on the strength of a fake character certificate purportedly issued by Delhi Police.

Delhi Police Commissioner B.S. Bassi told reporters that the character certificate recovered from the driver's possession was fake and it was not issued by the police.

He said the certificate has the signature of an additional deputy commissioner of police, who was not deputed on that date in south Delhi.

"We are trying to find out how the accused got a fake character certificate. Action will be taken against those involved in making such certificates," Bassi said.

Shiv Kumar Yadav, 32, managed to get the certificate, which was typed on the letter head of an additional deputy commissioner of police of south Delhi May 26, 2014.

The certificate, a copy of which was accessed by IANS, has the signature of south Delhi's additional deputy commissioner of police with a stamp of Notary Public. It also has Delhi Administrative National Act registration number 0779.

In the certificate, the accused is named as Shiv Kumar Yadav, the son of Ram Nath Yadav, and his address as C-II/89, Rajiv Park, First floor, Devli Road in Ambedkar Nagar area in south Delhi.

"Shiv Kumar Yadav is not involved in any criminal offence as per the records of Ambedkar Nagar police station," the certificate reads.

Yadav allegedly raped the woman commuter here after she boarded his cab on her way home in north Delhi's Inderlok area from Gurgaon in Haryana, where she works with a private company.

He was Sunday arrested from Mathura in Uttar Pradesh.

Yadav, a resident of Mathura, was sent to three day's police custody Monday.

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