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Delhi Special Fast Track Court convicted Driver- Yadav for Raping Women in Uber cab, quantum of punishment to fixed on 23rd October

Delhi: The case of Delhi Uber Rape is decided by Special Fast Track Court on  Tuesday (20th day of October, 2015). The accused- Sive Kumar Yadav (32 years old Uber cab driver) of Delhi Uber Rape case is convicted under section 366 (kidnapping, abducting or inducing women to compel her marriage, etc.) and section 323 (hurt) of the Indian Penal Code, 1860. However, the quantum of punishment in relation to the conviction in this case is yet to pronounce by the Court, but Yadav’s facing a maximum sentence of life imprisonment is confirmed.

It is on this Tuesday, the Special Fast Track Court has decided the Delhi Uber Case, where the Uber cab driver Shiv Kumar Yadav is convicted of committing Rape on a 25 years Old Woman executive in his cab. The Special Fast Track Court was presiding by the Additional Session Judge, Kaveri Baweja who concluded that Yadav is a guilty of crime of Rape, endangering a women’s life and causing grievous bodily hurt.

In the facts of the case, it was observed that, on the night of 5th day of December, 2014 when victim- 25 years old women who worked for a finance company in Gurgaon, was headed home to Delhi’s Inderlok area. And as such Delhi Police had filed the charge sheet after 19 days therefrom. It is also notable that on 7th day of December, 2014 the accused- driver, Yadav was arrested by police officials from Mathura. Thus, the trial in relation to this case had began and now, it reached to its finality and as a result the Accused- driver, Yadav is convicted for rape under above mentioned sections of IPC. Moreover, in relation to the quantum of punishment, the Special Fast Track Court has decided to hear the arguments on Friday, 23rd day of this October (2015).

While the presiding judge was pronouncing the verdict, the Accused- driver was present in the court room along with his Wife, Parents and Other family members. Uber was banned from operating in Delhi after this incident is taken place.

The case of Delhi Uber rape has attained much importance and as such its instances were also brought before the Apex court of the country.

Adv. Faim Khalilkhan Pathan