In this Monday, Dec. 8, 2014 file photo, 32-year-old Shiv Kumar Yadav, center, a driver from the international taxi-booking service Uber, is escorted by police to be produced to a court in New Delhi, India. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das, File)
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A New Delhi court charged an Uber cab driver Tuesday with rape, kidnapping and criminal intimidation in a case that has renewed national fury over chronic sexual violence in India.Judge Kaveri Baweja ordered the case to begin Thursday in a special fast-track court set up in 2013 to bypass India's lumbering judicial system.Authorities, meanwhile, were still investigating the possibility of criminal charges against the company for allegedly misrepresenting the safety of its service, according to police official Brijendra Kumar Yadav.After the rape case in New Delhi, Indian police questioned an Uber official about the company's claim it conducts comprehensive background checks.
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