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Uber rape case: Court records victim's statement again

A court on Thursday once again recorded the statement of a woman executive allegedly raped by the driver of the Uber cab company.


Uber rape case: Court records victim's statement again

New Delhi: A court here on Thursday once again recorded the statement of a woman executive allegedly raped by the driver of the Uber cab company.

Additional Sessions Judge Kaveri Baweja recorded the statement of the woman in an in-camera proceeding.

Testifying as a prosecution witness, the woman was recalled for further cross-examination after the Delhi High Court allowed the plea of accused driver Shiv Kumar Yadav to recall some of the prosecution witnesses, including the woman, for further cross-examination.

The high court on Wednesday allowed Yadav's counsel to cross-examine 13 prosecution witnesses, including the woman, again "in the interest of justice".

The court's order came on Yadav's plea challenging the trial court's February 18 order denying him permission to recall the witnesses.

The prosecution had on January 31 completed recording of evidence in just 17 days.

According to police, the woman executive was allegedly raped by 32-year-old Yadav on the night of December 5, 2014, in the cab she hired to head back home in north Delhi's Inderlok area.

The accused driver took the woman to an isolated place with the motive to commit rape.

The court had on January 13 framed charges of rape, causing grievous bodily harm and endangering the life of a woman, kidnapping a woman, criminal intimidation and voluntarily causing hurt against Yadav under various sections of the Indian Penal Code.
 

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