Uber cab rape case: Court reserves judgment for Oct 20

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New Delhi, Oct 7: A Delhi court on Wednesday reserved its judgment for October 20 in the Uber rape case in which a cab driver is facing trial for allegedly raping a 25-year-old woman in his taxi last year.

Additional Sessions Judge Kaveri Baweja fixed the case for pronouncement of the verdict after concluding hearing final arguments from the prosecution and the counsel for accused.

Court reserves judgment for Uber case

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.

Accused driver Shiv Kumar Yadav was arrested on December 7, 2014 from Mathura and is currently under judicial custody.

Advocate D K Mishra, appearing for Yadav, argued that there were several contradictions in the version of prosecution and the woman and false evidence was planted in the case to implicate his client.

He had also argued there were several discrepancies in the prosecution version and even the woman had made various improvements in her statements before the court and police.

Special Public Prosecutor Atul Shrivastava had earlier said that an accused can be convicted on the basis of sole testimony of the victim if it is trustworthy. He had said there was sufficient evidence on record to hold accused Yadav guilty in the case and none of the 28 prosecution witnesses have spoken against the police case in their evidence.

The court has framed charges against Yadav under IPC for alleged offences of endangering a woman's life while raping her, abducting with an intent to compel her for marriage and criminally intimidating and causing hurt.

The court had also recorded the testimony of the accused in which he termed the charge against him as "false".

PTI

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