Uber Crime: City Bans Uber After Alleged Rape

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NEW DELHI — Transport authorities in New Delhi have cracked down on the car service Uber after a woman accused one of its drivers of raping her.

The accused driver arrived at a New Delhi court Monday and was returned into custody for further questioning, police said.

The city’s transport department announced Monday it was banning Uber services in the Indian capital, saying its investigation revealed the company was violating permit rules.

“They (Uber services) have been banned for the future,” New Delhi’s transport authority secretary Ranjana Deswal told CNN.

Deswal said Uber was found to be operating local taxi services in the city, despite only having been granted national permits to ferry passengers between states.

“Their taxis on all-India permit have been ferrying customers point-to-point in Delhi in violation of the rules,” she said.

In an official statement, the transport department said Uber had been “blacklisted” from providing services in the future because of the alleged “horrific crime” and permit violations.

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