Uber plans to check backgrounds of Indian drivers

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New York, Jan 17: Transportation company Uber has planned to put into use background checking procedures for its drivers in India, a report published in New York Times said. The decision came after one of its driver was accused of raping a passenger in New Delhi in December. [Uber rape case: Court frames charges against cab driver]

The incident led to a huge controversy across the country and Uber service was also banned in some parts. [Uber cab rape case: Victim to sue company in US, hires New York lawyer]


Uber started its operation in Delhi in late 2013 but did not check the background details of its drivers, local officials of the San Francisco-based firm said. It would accept new drivers if they possessed a proof of insurance, a driving license and a permit to drive a taxi.

But things are set to change now, said the report. Uber will conduct a series of checks on its drivers, including background checking, verification of character by the local police and detection of fraud I driving and vehicle permit.

The driver, who was accused of raping the passenger, had also been detained earlier on charges of raping another female passenger three years ago.

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