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Famous TV star harassed by Uber driver!

July 12, 2019 | 14:04 IST | Editorial |

Booking a taxi has become really convenient nowadays as people have to only pull out their smartphones and book a cab on the go. But though many of the drivers are polite and helpful there are others who are rude and heartless.  Bengali television actress Swastika Dutta has shared a harrowing experience she had on Uber taxi.

Narrating her ordeal, actor Swastika Dutta wrote, “This actually happened to me, I was humiliated, I was literally thrown out of the car the reason was I had booked Uber service from my home to my studio (Dassani 2, Rania) exactly at 8.15 am, today, this guy named Jamshed, after picking me up from my location suddenly in the middle of the road canceled the trip and asked me to get down from the car.”

A leading actor in Bengali TV show, Swastika also shared a photograph of the driver, his phone number and the number plate of the Uber. Following Swastika’s complaint of harassment against the Uber driver, police arrested the accused, identified as Jamshed. Meanwhile, a spokesperson for Uber has said the incident was “deeply concerning”.