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Uber driver arrested for molesting woman journalist in Noida


Noida, Jan 22: A woman journalist has been allegedly molested by an Uber cab driver on her way from Delhi to Noida, media reported.

The accused driver has been arrested after the journalist registered a complaint against him, DSP Vijay Dhul said.

Uber driver arrested for molestation

According to complaint, the victim, a resident of Gurgaon, took the Uber cab service from Delhi to Noida on Wednesday night, DSP Vijay Dhul said.

She asked driver Ravinder Singh to stop the vehicle when Singh allegedly took a wrong route near Noida Sector 15 metro station.

She then alighted from the cab and started walking, while the driver insisted on taking her to her destination, police said.

The driver chased her and behaved inappropriately. She then called the police control room and registered a complaint.

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"The accused driver Ravinder Singh was arrested on Thursday and produced before a court that has sent him to judicial custody," Dhul said.

Singh has been booked under IPC section 354, he said, adding that further probe was on.

A nationwide debate sparked on women's safety after an Uber cab driver had raped a 25-year-old woman executive on December, 5 2014. The accused Shiv Kumar Yadav was given life imprisonment till (natural) death for raping the woman in November last year.

Uber was banned from operating in Delhi in the aftermath of the attack.

OneIndia News (With agency inputs)

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