Final arguments resumed in Uber rape case

New Delhi


Final arguments in the case of a woman executive's rape by an Uber cab driver resumed on Thursday in a court here with the accused's submission claiming that the prosecution has planted a case against him.

Accused Shiv Kumar Yadav's counsel, Dharmender Mishra told Additional Sessions Judge Kaveri Baweja that Delhi Police has planted a false case against his client.

He told the court that police have not mentioned the sources from where the route maps of the cabs were generated in their document, while claiming the GPS route map was an artistic imaginary data sketched by the Delhi Police to implicate his client.

The counsel also claimed that Yadav was not with the woman when the alleged incident took place.

Final argument will be continue on Saturday.

The argument was resumed after the Supreme Court set aside the Delhi High Court order permitting the recall and re-examination of 13 witnesses including the victim in the rape case.

According to police, the woman executive was allegedly raped by Yadav on the night of December 5, 2014, in the cab she hired to head back home in north Delhi's Inderlok area. The accused drove the woman to an isolated place and allegedly raped her.

The court had on January 13 framed charges of rape, causing grievous bodily harm and endangering the life of a woman, besides other, against Yadav under various sections of the Indian Penal Code. - IANS