File photo: Shiv Kumar Yadav at a Delhi court.
The case relating to alleged rape by an Uber cab driver today saw another adjournment, sought by the counsel for the accused driver, in a Delhi court on the ground that the advocate was on bed rest after falling from stairs.
Shiv Kumar Yadav's advocate moved a plea before Additional Sessions Judge Kaveri Baweja seeking adjournment of the case for a few days submitting that he has fallen from stairs at his house yesterday and was having back pain and the doctor has advised him bed rest.
The court, after taking on record the plea of advocate DK Mishra, moved through his fellow lawyer, adjourned the case and fixed the matter for March 4 for hearing the defence's final arguments.
The lawyer, however, sought the court to fix the matter for March 7 but the judge refused to adjourn the case for six days as the medical record of the counsel showed he was required to take three days bed rest.
The court had earlier also adjourned the case as sought by the defence counsel on the ground that he was busy in the Delhi High Court with an application in the same matter.
The court is hearing final arguments of Shiv Kumar Yadav's counsel who had earlier claimed that the Delhi Police were "hand-in-glove" with the prosecution to ensure the driver's conviction and that there were several loopholes in the probe.
According to the prosecution, the incident took place on the night of December 5 last year when the victim, a finance executive working in Gurgaon, was heading back home.