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By: Express News Service | Mumbai | November 20, 2020 3:20:16 am Police stated out of the three drivers arrested within the case, considered one of them, a former driver with the cab aggregator, gave outdated Ola apps to cab drivers who used them to cheat folks. (Representational Image) THE MUMBAI Police has summoned officers of cab aggregator Ola in reference to an alleged fraud that it busted earlier within the month with the arrest of three Ola drivers for allegedly manipulating the app in a way that calculated extra distance.
According to police, over 40 different cab drivers had been additionally concerned within the fraud. An officer from the Crime Branch (Unit I) stated police had summoned Ola officers to affix the investigation a lot earlier, however that they had not appeared as but.
“We were informed by Ola officials that due to the Covid lockdown, their offices in Maharashtra were shut. They have now told us that officials from Bengaluru will appear before the Crime Branch in a day or two,” the officer stated.
Police stated out of the three drivers arrested within the case, considered one of them, a former driver with the cab aggregator, gave outdated Ola apps to cab drivers who used them to cheat folks. “Maybe, he found a glitch in the system while driving around or someone else informed him about it,” the officer stated.
During the course of the interrogation of the previous driver and two others arrested on November 1, police discovered names of 40 different cab drivers who got the apps. “We traced them, but news of the arrest of the trio leaked, so some deleted the apps, others destroyed their mobile phones while some stopped driving altogether. We have recorded their statements and will likely make them witnesses in the case,” the officer added.
The accused would park exterior the airport and solely take long-distance rides, and in the course of the course of the drive would swap the app on and off in a way that it added nearly 20 km to the trip, thereby growing the fare, police stated. Last week, a classes court docket rejected the bail plea of the previous driver on grounds that the trio’s arrest was simply the “tip of the iceberg”. 📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click right here to affix our channel (@indianexpress) and keep up to date with the newest headlines For all the newest India News, obtain Indian Express App. © The Indian Express (P) Ltd

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