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By A Newsman

Kolkata, 13 July: POLICE have arrested a taxi driver for abetting the molestation of an air hostess inside his cab by another passenger.

Uday Kumar (52) was arrested by the NSCBI police station in the wee hours today after the air hostess lodged a complaint stating the taxi’s registration number. He was produced before the Barrackpore court which has sent him to judicial custody.

The air hostess, who works for Air India, had boarded a shared taxi from Kaikhali to the airport around 6 yesterday evening. In her complaint to police, she has stated that a youth, who was already travelling by the cab, began molesting her a little after she boarded the cab.

To get out of the situation, she asked driver Uday Kumar to stop the cab midway. Instead of doing so, Kumar asked her to shut up and said that such things happen when one was travelling in public transport. He subsequently, stopped the car below the airport flyover and sped away with the other passenger.

The air hostess at once sought help from the Central Industrial Security Force posted at the airport and through them, lodged a written complaint mentioning the cab number. Tracing this, police arrested the driver and confiscated his cab in the wee hours today.

On being questioned, he has told police that the youth who molested the air hostess had boarded his can from Jora Mandir at Baguiati. Cops are now looking for the youth with the description fetched from the air hostess and the driver.