Wednesday, December 10, 2014

The Indian taxi driver accused of raping a passenger in New Delhi is awaiting trial in at least four criminal cases in his home state, a police official has said

The cases against Shiv Kumar Yadav in Uttar Pradesh date to 2003, said Superintendent Srikant Singh, a senior police official in the state. Yadav is currently in police custody in New Delhi where he is accused of raping a 26-year-old woman who had requested a ride through the Uber car service app. Yadav was accused of rape in 2013 and later released on bail, Singh said. He was also arrested on charges of molestation in 2003, of carrying illegal firearms in 2006 and of disorderly and dangerous behavior in 2009, according to Singh. In New Delhi, he spent seven months in jail in between 2011 and 2012 during a trial on charges of rape of which he was acquitted, said the city's deputy police commissioner, Madhur Verma.

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