Uber driver arrested for molesting passenger, gets bail

Gurgaon: A 40-year-old driver of cab service provider Uber was arrested here on Tuesday for allegedly molesting a woman passenger. He later got bail from a district court in Gurgaon.

Assistant Commissioner of Police Rajesh Kumar said accused driver Vinod was taken into custody after preliminary investigation revealed he had kissed the woman's hand on Saturday night.

Uber driver arrested for molesting passenger, gets bailThe Uber cab driver Vinod who was arrested on molestation charges in Gurgaon on Tuesday. Pic/PTI

A case was registered on Monday. The driver reached the Gurgaon Sector 56 police station on Tuesday morning after police asked him to join the investigation.

Vinod was later produced before the court of Judicial Magistrate Iram Hassan. After listening to arguments from both sides, the magistrate granted him bail.

Police said the cab was already in their possession.

A case was registered on Monday. The driver reached the Gurgaon Sector 56 police station on Tuesday morning after police asked him to join the investigation.

"We questioned the woman and the driver separately. After recording their statements, we found that Vinod had kissed the woman's hand," the police officer said.

Vinod, a resident of Shahbad Mohammadpur village in Dwarka area of Delhi, has been charged with making physical contact and advances, involving unwelcome and explicit sexual overtures.

The accused driver joined Uber on May 4.

The woman, who stays in Delhi's Rohini area, alleged that Vinod molested her on Saturday night in Gurgaon's Suncity area when she got off the taxi to go to a friend's house.

She said he kissed and molested her, and fled when she raised an alarm.

In December, a 25-year-old Delhi woman working in Gurgaon was raped by a Uber cab driver in Delhi's Sarai Rohilla. The driver is in judicial custody and facing trial.

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