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Uber rape case: Final arguments in case today

Final arguments in the alleged rape of a 27-year-old woman executive by a driver of Uber cab service, Shiv Kumar Yadav, will take place in the Delhi High Court on Monday.



New Delhi: Final arguments in the alleged rape of a 27-year-old woman executive by a driver of Uber cab service, Shiv Kumar Yadav, will take place in the Delhi High Court on Monday.

The trial in the case - the incident took place on December 5 last year - had begun before Additional Sessions Judge Kaveri Baweja on January 15 with the court recording statement of the victim as a prosecution witness.

While on one hand, the prosecution completed recording of its evidence as part of the fast-track trial in just 17 days, the defence apparently made several attempts to delay the proceedings.

In one such instance, the court dismissed a plea moved by the counsel for driver Shiv Kumar Yadav seeking to adjourn the proceedings for a month to enable him to prepare himself, arguing that "speedy trial" in the case was affecting the fundamental right of the accused.

On February 11, the court had closed defence evidence in the case observing that Yadav had attempted to delay the proceedings again by seeking adjournment.

(With PTI Inputs)

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