Uber case: Cab driver a serial sexual offender, says police

New Delhi: The Uber cab driver accused of raping a 27-year-old executive has been a serial sexual offender and was out on bail in a rape case in 2013 besides being involved in similar case in 2011, police said today calling him a “big time rogue”.

32-year-old Shiv Kumar had allegedly raped a woman in Mainpuri in Uttar Pradesh last year and was involved in at least two more cases including molestating another woman, investigators said.

Yesterday, it has emerged that Yadav was arrested in a rape case in South Delhi’s Mehrauli area in 2011 and had even spent seven months in Tihar jail. He was however acquitted in the case.

“UP police has found that he was involved in at least three more case in the city including a case of rape and a molestation which were lodged in Mainpuri in Uttar Pradesh. He was out on bail,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (North) Madhur Verma.

He said Yadav was arrested for separate cases of molestation in 2003, under Arms Act in 2006 and rape and robbery in 2013 in Mainpuri, his home town.

“Accused Shiv Kumar Yadav of Uber Rape case has now emerged as a big time rogue of Mainpuri. His previous criminal involvements in Mainpuri started when he was just 21-year-old in year 2003.

“He was out on bail on all these cased from UP Court when he allegedly committed rape of the 27-year-old woman here on Friday,” said the police official.

He also has two cases under the Goonda Act against him in Mainpuri. Yadav basically hails from Elau Police Station area of Mainpuri.