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HC slams law enforcers, takes judicial note of rape inside cab

New Delhi: The rape of a woman inside a cab running without the mandatory global positioning system (GPS) fare metre, on Thursday came under the scanner of the Delhi High Court which came down heavily on the agencies for not enforcing the law.

A bench headed by Acting Chief Justice Gita Mittal took cognisance of the September 12 incident in which a driver of a black-yellow taxi allegedly offered lift to a woman and then sexually assaulted her.
Referring to the incident, the bench, also comprising C Hari Shankar, said, "It points out that enforcement agencies, Delhi Police and traffic police are unable to check gross violation of law by taxi drivers in Delhi, resulting in serious crimes including sexual violence against passengers."
"It needs to be checked," the bench said and directed the Centre, Delhi government, city police and the transport departments of both governments to file responses on the non- enforcement of laws and rules which were being violated by taxi drivers. The directions were issued to the authorities, which have to respond by September 20.

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