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Delhi Court to pass order on July 29 in fare plea against Ola, Uber

Ola & Uber are accused of allegedly not adhering to fares rules & not operating by meters

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 


A on Wednesday reserved its order on a seeking of app-based cab service providers, including and Uber, for allegedly not adhering to rules to raise fares.

Metropolitan Magistrate Abhilash Malhotra said he would pronounce on July 29, the order on the complaint by an seeking summoning of the firms as accused.

"Arguments on the point of summoning heard. Put up for order on July 29," the magistrate said.

The court had earlier treated "dismissed as withdrawn" an application filed by the same seeking lodging of FIR against three app-based cab service providers, Ola, and 'Taxi for Sure', holding that the offences alleged in the under the Motor (MV) Act were "non-cognisable".

It had allowed complainant Nyayabhoomi to lead evidence in support of the complaint under Section 200, CrPC, that these three cab were also allegedly violating permit conditions by running on and providing point-to-point service in Delhi, violating orders.

The court has concluded recording pre-summoning evidence advanced by the complainant NGO, through its secretary Rakesh Agarwal, in support of the complaint.

The has sought recovery of a whopping Rs 91,000 crore from for allegedly not adhering to rules relating to fares and not operating by meters.

It had sought lodging of FIR alleging that by providing taxi and auto rickshaw services, they were violating permit conditions which amounted to commission of offences under sections 66 and 192A of the MV Act.

The complaint was filed against ANI Technologies Pvt Ltd which runs Ola, India Systems Pvt Ltd and the Serendipity Infolabs Pvt Ltd which runs 'Taxi For Sure'.

The has also sought recovery of an additional penalty of Rs 26,000 crore from the firms and jail term for them.

First Published: Wed, July 26 2017. 18:00 IST