Uber, an on-demand transport service, has reached yet another low. Last month, it was heavily criticized for its dirty media strategy. This time, it’s being banned in India because one of its drivers is accused of raping a woman.
“Everyone’s Private Driver” came with an alleged rapist in Delhi, India, recently. According to reports, an Uber driver called Shiv Kumar Yadav has been accused of raping a young female passenger. The accused, who as it turns out has previous records of misdemeanor, is scheduled to appear in Indian court on Monday.
Upon being reported, authorities in Delhi suspended the taxi’s permit and registration certificate as well as the driver's license. Evidently, “all activities” by the $40 million dollar company also were banned by the authorities in Delhi.
Prior to the announcement of it being blacklisted, Uber CEO, Travis Kalanick issued statements saying that the company would do “everything to help bring this perpetrator to justice and to support the victim and her family in her recovery.”
It’s clearly turning into a finger pointing game where the CEO of Uber has claimed that India’s infrastructure for doing background checks on drivers is seriously lacking, while the Indian government insists that Uber does not ensure its drivers pass a suitable background check.