Recently, there has been a high number of cab drivers being raided and harassed by their customers around the city. Despite seeking help from the authorities, there has been no improvement.
Story so far: The maximum number of cases occur in areas like Hebbal and Yelahanka and not in the city centre. These cases often involve the accused booking a cab through the app and then threatening the driver with a weapon to rob both him and the car.
- Despite filing several complaints with the police, no real change is made, as even if the accused are arrested, they are released on bail in two days. Most of the accused are young adults who are involved in petty crimes.
- The cab drivers are not getting any help from taxicab aggregators as well. After getting various complaints, the company promised identity verification of customers to their cab drivers. But no real difference was seen, and cases are still high.
Difference in opinion: Interestingly, the police do not feel that there has been a sharp increase in cases and argue that they only get one or two cases at a time.