A woman in Delhi has accused a TaxiForSure driver of indulging in obscene acts
A woman has accused a driver of app-based cab service TaxiForSure of indulging in obscene acts while driving her last week from Saket in South Delhi to Faridabad, a suburb.
The woman, who detailed her ordeal on social networking sites Facebook and Twitter on July 3, is yet to file any complaint with the police.
But following news reports, the Delhi government has taken a serious view of the situation. Saying TaxiForSure was plying illegally, the government had promised strict action.
In her post, the woman demanded that action be taken against the driver, Devinder Kumar, saying that should be sent to jail.
On her Facebook page, the woman wrote that she had dialled Ola Cabs and a TaxiForSure cab came to pick her up. Ola, another tax-hailing app, had acquired TaxiForSure in March this year.
The woman alleged that while she was busy on a phone call during the ride, the driver played music on high volume following which she requested it to be "mellowed".
"When I was about 25 minutes away from my destination, the driver got impatient and kept motioning something to himself. I asked him to drive properly... I noticed he was masturbating while driving," the woman said in her Facebook post.
She said that she confronted the driver when she reached her destination. "He (the driver) had a smile on his face that will haunt me for nights to come. A psychotic man with a severe clinical imbalance for a driver is nothing but dangerous," she said in the post.
She also said that when she called Ola Cabs to report the incident, she was directed to TaxiForSure whose call centre executive told her that "action will be taken against the driver in 24 hours."
In a tweet, she said that she met two representatives of TaxiForSure who informed her about the termination of service of the accused driver.
In a communique, the Delhi government said Taxi For Sure has not been authorised to operate by the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi and hence its operations are illegal. The government said it will take strict action, which is currently being finalised by the department of transport.
"The incident was regrettable. We have terminated the driver. He has been blacklisted by our company," a spokesperson for TaxiForSure said.
The alleged incident came weeks after a 21-year-old woman passenger accused a driver of Uber, another app-based cab service, of "trying to kiss and molest" her.