Metropolitan Magistrate Ajay Kumar Malik took cognizance of the charge sheet and transferred the case to sessions court, posting the matter for Jan 7.
Meanwhile, Delhi Police have provided documents related to the charge sheet to the accused taxi driver, Shiv Kumar Yadav.
Yadav, 32, allegedly raped the woman on the night of Dec 5, when she was heading back home in north Delhi’s Inderlok area in the cab he was driving. The woman works for a finance company in Gurgaon.
The charge sheet was filed Dec 24, 19 days after the sexual attack.
The court pulled up defence counsel for making irrelevant submissions like the copy of fingerprints supplied to him with charge sheet not being clear. The court said the copy was clear enough and told him not to try unnecessarily delay the trial.
The court dismissed his plea for security for Yadav, saying that there was no visible injury on the accused.
The court appreciated the prosecuting authority for doing their duty very well, and said no harm has happened to accused till then.
Yadav’s judicial custody was extended till Wednesday.