After the primary investigations, it was found that the accused was driving the cab even though he was not registered with Uber.
In a statement, the cab aggregator Uber said they have initiated action against the errant driver and are cooperating with the police in the investigation.
The reports also suggested that the auto involved in the incident had black tainted glass and no yellow coloured commercial vehicle number plate - which is a must in all the cabs. The driver named Sanjeev alias Sanju was arrested for abducting and harassing a woman on Monday, 11 March, the police said.More news: BP (LON:BP) Given a GBX 550 Price Target at UBS Group
During the ride, the driver was taking a different route than the one woman take usually when the woman tried to get out from the auto while the vehicle was stopped at a traffic signal, the driver locked the car's door by using central locking system and threatened her.
Meanwhile, an Uber spokesperson informed that the driver, who allowed another person to drive the cab, violated the agreement thereby was removed from the service.
The woman lives with her husband in outer Delhi's Rohini and drives to work in Sonepat. "She still took the auto", said the DCP. The woman was also shocked to know that the face of the Uber driver did not match with the image of the driver provided by Uber on the mobile app, police added in the report. "The driver called someone and spoke about meeting somewhere and drinking together".More news: Brokerages Expect Take-Two Interactive Software Inc (TTWO) to Post $0.66 EPS
When she realised he was taking a different route from the one she took normally, she tried to get out. Uber takes the safety of riders and drivers using the Uber App extremely seriously.
Luckily, the girl managed to jump off the moving auto from window at a traffic signal. She also told police that when she tried to talk to a friend over the phone, the driver increased the volume of music in the auto. "She screamed for help, but was unable to draw anyone's attention", said Khan. The driver ran away from the spot immediately after she jumped out.
When the auto slowed down at a CNG station near GTK depot, she took the opportunity to unlock the door and jumped out of the vehicle. The woman managed to escape.More news: Sevilla boss Vincenzo Montella reveals Champions League tactics
Police registered a case of sexual harassment, kidnapping, wrongful confinement and criminal intimidation.