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Delhi govt bans Uber after alleged rape

NEW DELHI: The Delhi city government said Monday it has banned Uber after a passenger accused one of the online taxi service’s drivers of raping her.

“(The) Transport Department has banned all activities relating to providing any transport service by the www.Uber.com with immediate effect,” the government of the Indian capital said in a statement.

A woman in India had said she was raped by a taxi driver after booking the cab using the popular Uber smartphone app.

The 26-year-old from Delhi told police she dozed off in the taxi and when she woke up the vehicle was parked in a secluded part of the capital.

Police said a medical examination had backed up her allegation. The driver of the taxi was arrested on Sunday. – AFP

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