On the night of Dec. 6, a woman in her mid-twenties was raped by her Uber driver. The New Delhi government has since issued an order banning Uber services in the National Capital Region for “misleading customers.”
This order was issued on Monday, as the Economic Times reported. Also said was that any taxi company using Uber service can now be fined or impounded.
Shiv Kumar Yadav, the Uber driver who reportedly raped his passenger, was arrested by New Delhi police on Sunday, Dec. 7.
It was later confirmed by police officials that the arrested driver had spent almost two years in jail on earlier rape charges.
Uber Delhi said it has been cooperating with the police since the incident and has tweeted, “We are deeply disturbed by the reported incident. Our thoughts are with the victim. We are actively and fully cooperating with authorities.”