The Hindi text message was sent early this afternoon. "Tum jaante ho yeh mushkil ki ghadi hai... lekin iss samay ek doosre ka saath dena hai (you know this is a tough time, we must all stand together), " says the sms, which also said in Hindi, "Uber is not going anywhere."
That proved incorrect -this afternoon, it was banned from offering any services in and around Delhi by the capital's transport department. (10 Latest Developments)
The Uber app connects users to taxis; the police says that the company did not conduct a basic police record check for the driver, Shiv Kumar Yadav, who was arrested last night in Uttar Pradesh.
"We will work with the government to establish clear background checks currently absent in their commercial transportation licensing programs," Uber CEO Travis Kalanick said in a statement released today. He pledged, "We will do everything, I repeat, everything to help bring this perpetrator to justice." (Read full statement here)
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