Oops Uber did it again!

New Delhi: And just when it felt like all the pieces were falling into place, the menace had to ensue again.  

A woman hailing from the national capital has accused a driver of molesting and forcibly trying to kiss her. And guess what? It is again by an Uber cabbie.

Yes, the same company which is still trying to fix its tainted reputation. The same company whose driver Shiv Kumar Yadav allegedly raped a commuter in the Delhi in December last year.

The shocking news comes on the day when Uber welcomed its first India president, IIT Delhi and Stanford graduate, Amit Jain.

The Gurgaon Police have registered an FIR against the driver. 

“Officials of Uber have been requested for the relevant information which has been supplied by them… the driver has been identified,” Gurgaon Police officials said, with Police Commissioner Navdeep Singh Virk confirming that the case has been registered under Indian Penal Code section 354 A (molestation).

Police received a mail regarding the incident and immediately lodged the FIR, he said.

Meanwhile, details pertaining to the victim’s identity are deliberately being withheld given the nature of the complaint made against the Uber driver – Vinod.

The driver is accused of having picked up the complainant from Delhi before driving her to Gurgaon, where he allegedly attempted to kiss her.

The brother of the woman, who was molested after she hailed the cab from Gurgaon, shot a complaint letter to Uber, and shared it on a Facebook post.

“My sister availed your cab service, last night for Gurgaon & your driver Vinod tried to kiss her forcibly & even after registering complaint with you morons there has been no action, no update form your end. You people are pathetic, you still don’t have any mechanism in place. What is making you people wait for so long??” the woman’s brother questioned in an understandably angry and abusive post.

Uber replied to the Facebook post, saying, “Our team immediately reached out to the rider via phone within minutes of receiving the feedback. Multiple members of the Uber team have spoken with the driver to ascertain the sequence of events.

“Uber has a zero-tolerance policy towards inappropriate behaviour and immediate action has already been taken with the driver partner even while the matter is being thoroughly investigated. In order to protect the privacy of parties involved, we will continue to handle this matter directly with the concerned parties.”

“As discussed with the rider on the phone and email, our team is ready to assist further in any way we can,” the reply added.

Uber is an American international transportation network company headquartered in San Francisco, California. India’s is Uber’s second largest market worldwide.

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