Uber CEO issues statement on Delhi Rape

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New Delhi, Dec 9: After the horrifying Uber cab rape case in Delhi, the CEO of the company Travis Kalanick issued a statement:

"What happened over the weekend in New Delhi is horrific. Our entire team's hearts go out to the victim of this despicable crime. We will do everything, I repeat, everything to help bring this perpetrator to justice and to support the victim and her family in her recovery.

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[Read: 'Uber' guilty: Driver confesses threatening with rod]

We will work with the government to establish clear background checks currently absent in their commercial transportation licensing programs. We will also partner closely with the groups who are leading the way on women's safety here in New Delhi and around the country and invest in technology advances to help make New Delhi a safer city for women."

[Read: Shocking: Uber rape opens Pandora's box; reveals reality behind GPS cabs]

Meanwhile, the government of India has banned Uber in the national capital, saying,"Several web based outfits running without proper licenses". Top cop said the character certificate given to accused in the Uber cab rape case appears to be fake.

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