This Article is From Dec 11, 2014

Woman Who Complained About Uber Driver in November Responds to Delhi Police

Woman Who Complained About Uber Driver in November Responds to Delhi Police

Uber driver Shiv Kumar Yadav, accused of raping a woman passenger, outside a court in New Delhi (Agence France-Presse photo)

New Delhi: A woman in New Delhi who had complained about Uber cab driver Shiv Kumar Yadav to the popular app-based taxi service a week before he allegedly raped a passenger, today responded to the Delhi Police by email and asked for legal opinion on how to take forward her complaint.

The Delhi Police are preparing a detailed reply and are likely to tell her that she can file a complaint by email, say sources.

The police had yesterday contacted Nidhi Shah after she said she had complained to Uber about Yadav staring at her during a taxi ride on November 26. He allegedly also told her that the cab's GPS was not working. (A Week Ago, Woman Reported Uber Driver Shiv Kumar Yadav For 'Staring')

The complaint apparently did not lead to any action by Uber, which has been accused by the police of hiring Yadav without basic background checks that would have revealed his criminal record.

Yadav faces multiple cases, which include two for rape, a case of assault on a woman and another for carrying arms. In 2011, he spent seven months in jail for allegedly raping a woman who worked at a pub in Gurgaon but he was later acquitted, the police said. He was accused in another rape case last year in Mainpuri, his hometown in Uttar Pradesh. (Arrested Twice Earlier for Rape: Uber Driver's Chilling Record)

Yadav had a permit to operate a taxi issued by the Transport Department, but the police say that the documents like a character certificate used to obtain that permit were forged. (For Rs 200, a Licence to Drive a Cab: NDTV Expose After Uber Case)

Sources say the Delhi Police have identified the person who forged the certificate for Yadav and are questioning him to find out if any policeman or transport department official was involved.