Uber rape case: how events unfolded

Accused Shiv Kumar Yadav being produced before a Tis Hazari court in New Delhi on Tuesday. The quantum of his punishment will be decided on October 23. Photo R.V. Moorthy  

Following is the chronology of events in the Uber cab rape case in which a Delhi court today convicted the driver for endangering a 25-year-old woman’s life as he raped her in his taxi:

Dec 5, 2014: US-based Uber Cab service provider’s driver Shiv Kumar Yadav accused of raping a woman in his taxi when she was heading from Vasant Vihar to her house in Inderlok. > Read more

Dec 7, 2014: Delhi Police arrests Yadav from Mathura, UP. > Read more

Dec 8, 2014: Yadav produced in court and sent to police custody. He refuses to go for Test Identification Parade. Victim identifies him as the offender while coming out from another court. >Read more

Dec 17, 2014: Yadav sent to police custody in another forgery case for allegedly procuring fake character certificate. >Read more

Dec 24, 2014: Police files charge sheet against Yadav in the rape case 19 days after the incident. > Read more

Jan 5, 2015: Magistrate takes cognisance of the charge sheet, commits case to the sessions court. > Read more

Jan 9: Special fast track court begins hearing arguments on framing of charges in the case. Special Public Prosecutor appointed in the case. >Read more

Jan 13: Court frames charges for alleged offences of endangering a woman’s life while raping her, kidnapping with intent to compel her for marriage, criminally intimidating and causing hurt. Judge orders trial on a daily basis. > Read more

Jan 15: Trial commences, victim deposes and identifies accused in court. > Read more

Jan 17: Court concludes recording of victim’s statement. > Read more

Jan 31: Prosecution evidence concludes.

Feb 3: Accused testifies and denies charges of rape and claims to be innocent. > Read more

Feb 11: Court observes accused trying to delay trial, fixes case for February 16 for final arguments. > Read more

Feb 16: Accused seeks to recall all prosecution witnesses. > Read more

Feb 18: Court rejects plea to recall witnesses. > Read more

Feb 19: Prosecution commences final arguments, says accused can be convicted on sole testimony of the victim. > Read more

Feb 19: Driver moves Delhi High Court against trial court order rejecting plea to re-examine 28 prosecution witnesses. >Read more

Mar 4: HC allows accused plea to recall 13 prosecution witnesses, including victim.

Mar 5: Victim re-examined by defence counsel in trial court. Woman says traumatised due to delayed proceedings. > Read more

Mar 9: Supreme Court agrees to hear on March 10 victim’s plea against HC order allowing accused to recall witnesses. >Read more

Mar 10: SC stays HC order and trial court proceedings and issues notice to police and accused on victim’s plea. >Read more

Aug 13: SC reserves order on victim and police plea.

Sept 10: SC sets aside HC order, says victim and witnesses not to be re—examined and vacates stay on trial proceedings. >Read more

Sept 15: Trial court could not hear final arguments as record were yet to come from SC.

Sept 24: Accused advances final arguments in trial court, alleges police manipulated evidence. >Read more

Oct 7: Defence counsel concludes arguments, court reserves judgement for October 20.

Oct 20: Court convicts Yadav for offences under Sections 376(2)(m), 366, 323 and 506 of IPC. Court to hear arguments on quantum of sentence on Oct 23. >Read more

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