Indian police escort Uber taxi driver and accused rapist Shiv Kumar Yadav subsequent his courtroom overall look in New Delhi on Dec. eight, 2014. Delhi's federal government on Dec. eight banned Uber from operating in the Indian capital just after a passenger accused one particular of its motorists of rape.
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Uber's largest rival in India, Ola, has arrive out with a assertion that states that the journey-hailing large is “very low on morality.”
Ola issued the assertion just after a Recode report disclosed that Eric Alexander, Uber's president of business in the Asia-Pacific area, who has because been fired, attained the medical documents of a passenger who was raped by an Uber driver in New Delhi in December 2014. Sources instructed Recode that Uber did not feel the sufferer's story and believed it was an try by Ola to damage Uber's manufacturer in India.
Ola's assertion reads:
It is a disgrace that the privateness and morals of a lady have to be questioned in an try to trivialise a horrific crime. It is despicable that anybody can even conceive an try to malign levels of competition employing this as an option. If this report had been to be even remotely accurate, this is an all time very low on morality and a reflection of the incredibly character of an organisation.
Uber declined to comment to BuzzFeed News about Ola's assertion. Amit Jain, the firm's India president, said: “Uber responded by operating carefully with legislation enforcement and the prosecution to aid their investigation and see the perpetrator introduced to justice.”
Alexander’s departure came on the heels of Uber's Tuesday announcement in which the firm said that it experienced fired 20 people today just after internally investigating over two hundred promises of discrimination and harassment. Alexander's managing of the New Delhi rape circumstance was one particular of the promises that was aspect of Uber's inside investigation.