Uber rape case: Court frames charges against cab driver

Uber rape case: Court frames charges against cab driver

A Delhi court today framed charges against the driver of US-based cab service provider Uber for alleged rape and kidnapping, amid some drama by him inside the court room.

Additional Sessions Judge Kaveri Baweja framed charges against Shiv Kumar Yadav, accused of raping a 25-year-old woman executive, for offences under sections 376(2)(m) (while committing rape causing grievous bodily harm or endangering life of a woman), 366 (kidnapping or abducting woman with an intent to compel her for marriage), 506(criminal intimidation) and 323(voluntarily causing hurt) of the Indian Penal Code.

The judge also ordered trial on day-to-day basis in the case from January 15.The court framed charges against 32-year-old Yadav after he pleaded not guilty.Yadav created a bit of a drama by initially refusing to sign on the charge order and arguing with the judge, while alleging that arguments on charges were not advanced in his presence and claiming that he was not given a chance to engage a lawyer for himself.
Later, after being assured by the judge that nothing wrong was being done to him and all legal procedures were being followed by the court, he agreed and gave it in writing that he was signing the order on charge at his own will.

The police had filed the charge sheet 19 days after the incident on the night of December 5 last year when the victim, who worked for a finance company in Gurgaon, was headed back home in Delhi's Inderlok area.

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