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K'taka govt ignoring women's safety in Bengaluru: Maneka Gandhi

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Women and Child Development today said the government is ignoring the issue of women's safety in Bengaluru, citing a recent incident of harassment of a woman passenger by a

Gandhi cited a media report according to which a woman passenger in Bengaluru was harassed by a attached to cab aggregator Ola on Tuesday after she refused to cancel her trip.

"This is the third case of harassment of a woman passenger by a in #Bengaluru, in less than a month. My directions to @CPBlr (Bengaluru Police Comissioner T Suneel Kumar) to invoke criminal liability of cab aggregators like @Olacabs and @Uber_India has had no effect," the said in a tweet.

"I am worried about how the government is totally ignoring women safety in the city. Chief H D Kumaraswamy should pay attention to this critical issue," she added.

Gandhi had earlier said that she took up the issue of cab safety with Union Road Transport and Nitin Gadkari, urging him to ensure that companies adhere to all safety guidelines.

She wrote to Gadkari after several cases of taxi drivers misbehaving with women passengers were reported.

On July 1, an Ola allegedly attempted to abduct a woman passenger enroute to the in Bengaluru. The driver was later arrested.

Last month, another was arrested for allegedly molesting a 26-year-old on her way to the airport.

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First Published: Thu, July 12 2018. 22:30 IST