Uber Rape Accused Kept Under Strict Vigilance

13/12/2014 11:43 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:24 AM IST
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32-year-old Shiv Kumar Yadav, center, a driver from the international taxi-booking service Uber, is surrounded by police as he is brought out after being produced in a court in New Delhi, India, Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. The court ordered Yadav be held for three days for police questioning over allegations that he raped a finance company employee after being hired to ferry her home from a dinner engagement on Friday night. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)

New Delhi: Uber rape accused Shiv Kumar Yadav is being kept under strict vigilance in Tihar jail. He was sent to judicial custody on Wednesday till December 24.

Tihar jail sources told PTI that continuous watch is being kept on Yadav and security has been enhanced.

Yadav who was sent to Tihar by a city court is being kept in cell number 18 of ward 10 of the high security prison. The 32-year-old cab driver was sent to Deen Dayal Upadhyay hospital for his medical examination soon after his arrival in jail.

"He has been kept in cell number 18 of ward 10 in the jail number one which is our high security prison," a senior jail official told PTI. "Our men are keeping strict watch on him to avoid any mishap."

"He has been kept under strict vigilance and security will be kept tight. He has been kept with three more people, including a 70-year-old man, who won't possibly be any threat to him," the official said.

Yadav who is accused of raping a 25-year-old woman on the night of December 5.

"His behaviour has been noted to be normal and nothing suspicious has come under our notice as of now," said the jail official.

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