Uber accuses Ola of causing serious ‘damage’ to its business

Its war time for arch rivals Uber and Ola. Taxi aggregator Uber, which has its headquarter in San Francisco, has filed a petition against Ola Cabs in Delhi High Court, accusing the Indian cab operator of setting up fake riders accounts and misleading its drivers through fake calls impersonating Uber.

Interestingly, the legal battle will is only expected to stir up the cab market that has been up for grabs for quite sometime now.

According to the ET report, Uber is seeking ‘declaration, perpetual injunction and damages’ against Ola in the Delhi HC. The high court has asked Ola to respond to the allegations and has given time till the next hearing, which has been scheduled on September 14.

As per the report, Uber has accused Ola of creating over 93,000 fake rider accounts in order to mislead the company as far as their sales is concerned. Also, the US cab operator has alleged that Ola made 405,649 false bookings of taxi rides and thereafter cancelled them to create frustration and disrupt business.

Another serious allegation made by Uber includes accusing Ola employees of impersonating Uber employees in order to spread malicious text messages, thus causing damage to the business and the brand.

But this isn’t the first lawsuit involving either company. ANI Technologies Ltd, the parent company of Ola, has filed a contempt petition in the Delhi High Court, alleging Uber of buying diesel cars to provide services, which if true, is a violation of Delhi HC’s October 14, 2015 order.
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