Online Taxi is one of the emerging business in Pakistan’s biggest city Karachi but the activities of their employees is a big question mark on online taxi companies as number of incidents happened in different parts of the country with it’s passengers. Sindh Police has taken up seriously the issues regarding the operations of online taxi, In its continuation Aziz Bhatti Police and Anti Street Crime Squad arrested Driver of Online Taxi Uber identified as Aijaz along with his three partners Umer, Fawad and Sajid.
A Press Statement issued by Senior Superintendent of Police East Azfar Mahesar stated that accused Aijaz was involved in looting the passengers of online taxi especially women. Whereas he revealed that Uber Franchise Owner Umer also a member of the gang.
He said that the police has arrested all members of a gang who involved in the said crime. Sharing about the details of crime he shared that accused involved in making fake IDs of captains by feeding the data of citizens, Moreover he revealed that the gang also involved in the manipulation in National Database, as they got involved in changing the data on NADRA identification Card by scanning the driving license through photoshop from Driving License Branch Website.
Further SSP East told that accused were also involved in changing the data of online taxi drivers including car registration number, picture of captain, contact number and other personal information
He expressed that citizens who are thinking to travel with the registered captain, in actual he was not the captain and Hence the passengers were also unaware that the Online Cab Service had no verification system.
SSP East emphasized that neither the data of drivers verified from police or NADRA and nor it recorded in data of the company.
Sharing about the recent crime of accused by Ijaz, Mr. Mahesar informed that at night of 3rd June accused snatched mobile and harassed the girl who came from Lahore, later then snatched items, illegal weapon recovered from accused Ijaz by the help of District East Technical team.
Arrested accused Ijaz’s father and brother were also involved in the crime of dacoity and target killing and wanted in different police stations of Orangi Town, he added.
In addition, he stated, Investigation has been started after registering cases against the arrested accused’s and the management of Online Taxi Service Uber Karachi.
He Urged to the citizens that while using online taxi must check and match the online available data from the physical appearance of driver and car. Once again District East Police maintained the tradition of protecting citizens life by diminishing the network of Dacoits.
It was learned that the said action also appreciated by the top officials of Police including DIG and SSP East, they have also announced for giving appreciation certificates and cash prizes to the members of the police party.