Police planted false evidence, Uber cab driver tells court

The Uber cab driver, accused of raping a woman executive he was ferrying, told a court here Saturday that the Delhi Police planted false evidence against him, while claiming there is dispute over identification of the car.

Cab driver Shiv Kumar Yadav’s counsel told Additional Sessions Judge Kaveri Baweja that there were two cars and police has seized a different car, the identification of which is in dispute.

“Identification of vehicle is in dispute. Ownership of car is in dispute,” said defence counsel D.K. Mishra, adding the car produced by police is not the car of his client.

The car seized by police was different and police has planted evidence against Yadav in that vehicle, he told the court while advancing final argument in the case.

Even injuries on the body of victim were planted, counsel said.

The final arguments will be continued Monday.

The prosecution had Jan 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 Dec 5, 2014 in the cab she hired to head back home in north Delhi’s Inderlok area. The accused took the woman in an isolated place with the motive to commit the heinous crime.

The court had Jan 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.