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Uber rape: Will appeal for life imprisonment, says prosecutor

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New Delhi, Oct.20 : Special Public Prosecutor Atul Shrivastava on Tuesday said that he will be appealing for the maximum punishment that is life imprisonment for the accused Shiv Kumar Yadav in the Uber rape case.

“Oral evidence, medical evidence and scientific evidence was considered during the judgement. I would be asking for maximum punishment that is under section 376 (2)(M) life imprisonment for the accused,” Shrivastava told the media here.

A Delhi court on Tuesday pronounced Uber rape cab case accused Shiv Kumar Yadav guilty of raping a 25-year-old woman in his taxi on December 5, 2014.

The argument on quantum of punishment will be heard on the October 23.

The rape occurred on the night of December 5 last year, when the survivor, a finance executive working in Gurgaon, was returning to her house in Inderlok after work.

The accused driver Shiv Kumar Yadav was arrested on December 7 from Mathura and is currently in judicial custody.

The lawyer of the accused, Dharmendra Kumar Mishra, said that his client has been convicted in all the charges filed against him.

“Court has convicted him of all the charges for which he has been charged. Accused Shiv Kumar Yadav has been convicted under various sections like 366, 323,” Mishra told the media here.

The Supreme Court had earlier set aside the Delhi High Court order allowing the accused to re-examine 13 prosecution witnesses, including the victim.

The woman and the Delhi Police had moved the apex court against the High Court order. The proceedings in the case were stayed by the apex court for six months from March 10 to September 10.

The trial court had framed charges against Yadav for the alleged offences of endangering a woman’s life while raping her, abduction with intent to compel her for marriage and criminally intimidating and causing hurt. (ANI)