Ola driver held for flashing woman passenger

The police have registered an offence under section 354 of the Indian Penal Code against the driver for purportedly outraging modesty of the woman

The police have registered an offence under section 354 of the Indian Penal Code against the driver for purportedly outraging modesty of the woman

Summary: Mumbai: The Shivaji Park police have arrested a driver with app-based taxi service Ola for allegedly flashing a 30-year-old female passenger in his taxi on Tuesday.

A driver working for commercial cab aggregator Ola has been accused of masturbating in his vehicle by a woman passenger in Mumbai, news agency ANI reported.

The police said the woman, who is from Gaziabad and was in the city for an interview, booked a shared Ola cab from Andheri to Parel and there were other passengers in the vehicle when she got in. While the victim sat next to the driver, another woman, sharing the ride, sat in the rear seat. She later filed a complaint at the Shivaji Park police station. As the woman had noted the cab's number, police identified the driver by contacting Ola, and nabbed him.

According to the Newspaper, The two other passengers were dropped off before the cab reached Shivaji Park, leaving the victim alone in the vehicle."When the victim looked up from her cell phone, she saw that the driver had unzipped his trousers and was flashing his private parts at her", said an officer with the Shivaji Park police.The woman immediately made the driver stop the cab, and got out of the vehicle. "We have extended full support to the customer and relevant authorities for further investigation", the spokesperson said.

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