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Belgian woman molested in New Delhi, Ola cabbie arrested

Ola driver held on molestation charge
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The accused, Raj Singh who is a native of Rajasthan's Alwar district, was arrested after an FIR was registered

Ola has also terminated the driver from its platform

The woman, who identified herself as a language translator, told police that she had booked the cab from Gurgaon and during the journey the cab driver allegedly kissed her

"The driver deliberately took the wrong route after Hauz Khas and when the woman told him that she will ask her friend, he took her phone and deleted all the records related to Ola," a senior police official said

He also called her over to the front seat claiming that his GPS was not working and then allegedly kissed her, police said. The woman has been staying in India since February and is supposed to return tonight

After stepping out of the cab near C R Park area, she informed the police about the incident at around 10 PM, police said. The name of the cab owner is Vikram Singh

"The said driver has been terminated from the platform with immediate effect. We will share all required information with the authorities to help resolve this for the customer. We have zero tolerance to such behaviour from drivers on the platform," Ola said in a statement.

Meanwhile, Congress and BJP targeted Delhi chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal over the molestation incident. 

"Be it molestation or rape, Delhi has seen an increase in such crimes and they have risen all the more under the Kejriwal dispensation. I want him and his ministers to focus on women's security. Where else will women feel safe if not the national capital?" former Delhi chief minister, Sheila Dikshit asked.

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