This Article is From Nov 04, 2015

Delhi Police Hails Uber Rape Case Verdict

Delhi Police Hails Uber Rape Case Verdict

Uber cab driver Shiv Kumar Yadav (Press Trust of India photo)

New Delhi: Delhi Police has welcomed the verdict in the Uber rape case today and said that justice has been done to the victim.

"It is a matter of satisfaction that justice has been done with the victim," said Delhi Police Commissioner B S Bassi.

The Uber cab driver, identified as Shiv Kumar Yadav (32), who allegedly raped a 25-year-old woman executive in the cab around 11 months ago, was today sentenced to life imprisonment till his natural death by a Delhi court.

"Justice delivered. Uber rape convict Shiv Kumar Yadav shall now be behind bars till death! Hon'ble court has awarded life sentence to him," DCP (North) Madhur Verma tweeted, welcoming the verdict.

It was Mr Verma's team which cracked the case and arrested the accused from his hideout at Mathura within two days after the incident.

Besides the jail term, the court also imposed a fine of Rs 21,000 on Yadav which shall go to the victim by way of compensation.