BPO cab driver held for not dropping woman employee at home

BPO cab driver held for not dropping woman employee at home
New Delhi: A BPO cab driver was arrested here today for allegedly not following orders issued by the
police for ensuring safety of women call centre staff.

In the first such action against a cab driver in the city, police apprehended Jag Dev, a resident of Vikas Nagar, for allegedly dropping a woman BPO employee at a traffic
intersection instead of her home.

Police said they were also planning to book the BPO for not adhering to the safety guidelines issued after a series of gang-rapes in the capital, including the Dhaula Kuan incident in which a BPO employee was raped while she was walking home after being dropped by a cab.

"The driver who was in an Innova car was engaged by a multinational call centre in Cyber City DLF Phase-2 for dropping BPO staffers. He dropped the girl last and that too
not in front of her house but a traffic intersection," V Renganathan, Deputy Commissioner of Police (West), said.

The cab did not have a Global Positioning System (GPS) as was prescribed by the Delhi Police.

Police said that Dev dropped the girl alone at Uttam Nagar Chowk at around 8.30 pm and started picking passengers from that point itself.

A patrol vehicle stopped the car and questioned the driver in Janakpuri area after which he was arrested for violation of orders issued under Section 144 CrPC.