Television actor harassed by app-cab driver
Kolkata: A television actor was allegedly harassed and manhandled by an app cab driver while she was going to a shoot on Wednesday morning.
The police has initiated a case at Tiljala police station on the basis of a complaint lodged by the actor, who is a resident of Kasba and has arrested the driver Jamshed Hossain.
According to the complaint of the actor, she had booked an Uber cab at 8.15 am and the vehicle No. WB-04E-9566 driven by Jamshed picked her up from near her residence.
While she was on her way to her destination the driver allegedly misbehaved, abused, outraged her modesty and pulled her out of the car after cancelling the trip near 42 bus stand on C.N.Roy Road under Tiljala police station.
The incident happened in front of a restaurant at Uttar Panchana Gram near VIP Bazar area.
The actress shared the details of the incident on her Facebook page. She wrote that the incident left her 'dumbstruck'.
"This had never happened to me before," she wrote. She added that she will pursue legal actions in consultation with her family.
"This is a clear violation of the safety standards set by our community guidelines and we have removed the driver's access to the app. We stand ready to support law enforcement authorities in their investigations," an Uber spokesperson said.