New Delhi: A 28-year-old cab driver, who allegedly pretended to be registered with a popular app-based taxi service, has been arrested for allegedly misbehaving with two passengers ' a joint secretary rank officer at a Union ministry and her teenage daughter ' and later deserting them near Nizamuddin area here, police said today.
The incident took place yesterday evening when the officer and her 18-year-old daughter had gone to a Diwali fair in south-east Delhi and booked an app-based cab for their residence in New Delhi's Chanakyapuri area, said police.
During the journey, the passengers requested the driver not to drive too fast and use the GPS facility as he was taking all the wrong roads. It later emerged that he didn't have any GPS device, which led to an argument between the mother-daughter duo and the driver, said police.
During the argument, the driver, identified as Praveen, allegedly misbehaved with the two, and when things went out of control, he forced them out of the cab near Nizamuddin area around 9 pm and fled, said police.
The mother-daughter duo then reported the matter to the police and provided all details about the booked cab, with which the police tracked the driver and brought him to thepolice station.
During questioning, it emerged that the accused driver was not registered with the concerned taxi service, whose cab he was driving, said police. He was arrested immediately under relevant sections of IPC, police added.