Ola driver in Delhi held for molesting Belgian

May 09, 2016, 08:15 IST | Agencies

Accused called the woman over to the front seat claiming that his GPS device was not working and then allegedly kissed her

New Delhi: A 23-year-old Belgian national was allegedly molested by an Ola cab driver in south east Delhi’s CR Park area on Saturday night with police arresting the accused hours later.

The accused, Raj Singh, was arrested after the victim registered an FIR. Singh hails from of Rajasthan’s Alwar district. Moreover, Ola has also terminated the driver from its platform.

The woman, who identified herself as a translator, told the police that she had booked the cab from Gurgaon and during the journey the cab driver allegedly kissed her.

“The driver deliberately took the wrong route after Hauz Khas and when the woman told him that she will ask her friend, he took her phone and deleted all the records related to Ola,” a senior police official said.

He also called her over to the front seat claiming that his Global Positioning System (GPS) device is not working and then allegedly kissed her, police said. The woman has been staying in India since February and was supposed to return yesterday night.

The victim informed the police about the incident at around 10 pm after stepping out of the cab near CR Park area.

Cong, BJP target Kejri
The opposition parties yesterday targeted Arvind Kejriwal government, with Congress’ Sheila Dikshit claiming that there has been a spike in crime against women in the national capital under AAP.

Leader of Opposition in the Assembly Vijender Gupta demanded a thorough investigation into the case.

The AAP government has ‘gone back’ on its promise to ramp up women’s safety, he alleged.

Ola Speaks

The said driver has been terminated from the platform with immediate effect. We will share all required information with the authorities to help resolve this for the customer. We have zero tolerance to such behaviour from drivers on the platform

Swaraj seeks report from LG  
External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj yesterday sought a report from Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung on the alleged molestation. Swaraj said the government was committed to the safety of all foreign nationals in the country. “I have asked
Lt Governor Delhi for a report on the molestation of a Belgian girl by a cab driver. We are committed to the safety and security
of all foreign nationals in India,” she tweeted.

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