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Uber rape case: Accused cab driver sent to Tihar Jail

A Delhi court on Thursday remanded the driver of US-based cab service provider Uber, arrested for raping a 27-year old woman executive in New Delhi, in judicial custody till December 24, amid a ruckus by striking lawyers.

Metropolitan magistrate Ravindra Kumar Pandey sent Shiv Kumar Yadav to Tihar Jail after the investigating officer said his custodial interrogation was not necessary as a mobile phone and clothes which the accused was wearing at the time of the incident had been recovered.

The officer said investigation was still on. The legal aid counsel, appearing for the accused, however, said the investigation was complete and Yadav should be sent to judicial custody.

Yadav was arrested on December 7 from Mathura in a joint operation by Delhi and Uttar Pradesh police.

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