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Uber rape case: Accused driver Shiv Kumar Yadav pronounced guilty

New Delhi: Uber cab driver Shiv Kumar Yadav has been found guilty of raping a 25-year-old woman in his taxi on December 5, 2014 by a Delhi High Court on Tuesday.

Additional Sessions Judge Kaveri Baweja found Yadav guilty for various offences under the Indian Penal Code. Yadav was charged for rape, causing seriousbodily harm and for the offence of endangering the life of a woman.

Driver Shiv Kumar Yadav was detained on December 7 from Mathura and is currently in judicial custody.

Earlier the Supreme Court had set aside the Delhi high court order allowing the accused to review 13 prosecution witnesses, including the victim.

The woman and the Delhi Police had approached the apex court against the high court order. The proceedings in the case were stayed by the SC for six months from March 10 to September 10.

The trial court had charged Yadav for the alleged offences of endangering a woman's life while raping her, kidnap with intent to compel her for marriage and criminally intimidating and causing hurt.

The court had also recorded the testimony of the accused in which he called the charge against him as "false."