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Uber sues rival after accusing them of booking 400,000 false rides

By Mason White 3:36 AM March 25, 2016

By: Wayne Morin
Uber filed a lawsuit against their main rival in India, accusing them of booking hundreds of thousands of fake rides in order to sabotage their business.

In a lawsuit filed in the Delhi High Court last week, Uber claims that Ola and their employees used 93,000 fraudulent accounts to book over 400,000 false rides over a period of seven months.

Uber said that as a result, it has suffered damage to their business, profits and goodwill. More than 23,000 Uber drivers quit as a result of the fake rides.

Ola is also accused of impersonating Uber administrators and sending false text messages to their drivers. Uber is seeking $7.5 million in damages.

Ola denied the allegations, calling them frivolous and false.