Uber has been banned in New Dehli following allegations of a driver raping a female passenger.
Uber has been shut down in Dehli after a female passenger was allegedly raped by an Uber driver who was a convicted sex offender.
The driver has been arrested and reports are now revealing that he had previously spent six months in prison for sexual assault before becoming a driver. Another report also found that he did not even hold a valid drivers license.
Uber have confirmed that they are working with authorities and have released a statement about the incident-
“What happened over the weekend in New Dehli is horrific. Our entire team’s hearts go out to the victim of this despicable crime. We will do everything, I repeat, everything, to help bring this perpetrator to justice and to support the victim and her family in her recovery.
We will work with the government to establish clear background checks currently absent in their commercial transportation licensing programs. We will also partner closely with the groups who are leading the way on women’s safety here in New Delhi and around the country and invest in technology advances to help make New Delhi a safer city for women.”
Uber declined to comment about the application process behind the recruitment of drivers in India and in many ways have pointed the finger at the transportation licensing system.
The transport licensing system in India however, has claimed that Uber should take responsibility for their own employees.