Uber driver takes passenger to police after overhearing conversation about anti-CAA protest

The cab driver told the passenger that he would be taking a detour for withdrawing money from an ATM. Instead, he took Sarkar to Santacruz Police Station.

Written by February 7, 2020 16:21

Mumbai (Maharashtra): A phone discussion about the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protest made a cab driver take his passenger not to the destination the tax was hired for but to the police station.

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This happened here on Wednesday night when an Uber cab driver took his passenger, 23-year-old activist Bappaditya Sarkar to a police station in the city.

Sarkar, a resident of Rajasthan’s Jaipur, was visiting a friend in Kurla area. Police questioned him for almost two hours.

The cab driver told the passenger that he would be taking a detour for withdrawing money from an ATM. Instead, he took Sarkar to Santacruz Police Station.

According to police, the driver told them that the passenger was anti-national and was talking about dividing the country and could turn out to be a danger for society.

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The police recorded the statements of the two but did not find anything suspicious and therefore let them go.

After a thread on the incident went viral on social media platform Twitter, the Mumbai Police and Uber India took cognizance of the matter. (ANI)