Uber India seeks compensation from taxi owners and driver associations?
Uber India has approached the Bombay High Court, claim industry sources, seeking Rs.12 crore in damages from taxi owners and drivers associations for harming its reputation, and the livelihood of drivers by protesting against the company. Sources state that the company has sought an injunction to restrain the defendants from stopping Uber drivers to work. The company has alleged that its cab drivers have been verbally abused, physically assaulted and threatened by taxi owners and drivers association. The suit, claim industry sources, refers to the protest held by taxi owners and drivers associations at Azad Maidan in March. Several Uber cars were allegedly damaged and their customers and drivers threatened with dire consequences. Sources claim further that the mobile devices (with Uber App) of the driver partners of Uber were forcibly snatched and their vehicles were damaged; passengers taking trips under the Uber App. were forced out of the vehicles, and driver partners were verbally abused, threatened and even physically assaulted. Uber India is known to claim a total of 830 incidents where their driver partner or passenger travelling in Uber cabs were harassed. The suit is likely to come up for hearing soon.