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Kolkata: An Uber cab driver was arrested here for an alleged obscene act in the presence of a woman passenger in the cab, police said late Tuesday.
A police officer said the 25-year-old woman, an employee of a shopping mall here, complained that while travelling in the cab from Elgin Road to Netaji Nagar on July 8 she noticed through the looking glass that the driver was “masturbating with one hand and driving with the other”.

The driver, Pintu Yadav, was arrested on Monday night from Kustia Road under Tiljala police station after he was kept under watch for days, the police officer said.

Reacting to the development, Uber spokesperson Karun Arya said the driver has been suspended and the company assisted the local authorities with all information during the investigation.

“In this case, we immediately connected with our rider, suspended the driver, partner and assisted the local authorities with all necessary information required for their investigation,” the spokesperson said.

The statement claimed the rider was ‘satisfied’ with the company’s immediate assistance and action.

(IANS)

 

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Google has reportedly killed the ability of direct Uber ride booking from inside Google Maps without giving any reason.

The feature allowing users to book Uber rides through Google Maps was added in January last year, with which users could enter a location, identify their route, check Uber prices and request a ride without leaving the Maps app.

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On one Google Maps Help page, Google simply says “you can no longer book Uber rides directly in Google Maps”, Android Police reported late on Monday.

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