Uber Driver Takes Passenger to Cops on Hearing He Protests Against CAA
Bappadittya Sarkar, a 23-year-old Jaipur-based poet and anti-CAA protester, was taken to a police station in Mumbai by his Uber driver, after the driver heard him talking about the protests on the phone.Speaking to The Quint, Sarkar said that the Mumbai Police had then proceeded to question him about various things including communism, his poetry, his father's salary and advised him to not carry a dafli or wear a red scarf. He alleges that the cops even went through his phone. The statement of the driver who complained was noted down as well.A message by Sarkar recounting the incident, which took place on the night of 5 February, was shared on Twitter by activist Kavita Krishnan. Sarkar says that Uber has informed him that they will investigate the matter and take necessary action.