Bulli Bai: Police oppose bail to arrested for their link with 'Sulli deals'text_fields
Mumbai: The Mumbai Police Cyber Cell opposed granting bail for the three arrested in the 'Bulli Bai' app case as the accused are also involved in the 'Sulli Deals' app case too, Asian News International reported. The court will further hear the issue on Tuesday.
Mumbai Police informed a city court that preliminary investigation on the three, Vishal Kumar Jha, Shweta Singh and Mayank Rawat, revealed that they were accomplices to Bulli app creator Niraj Bishnoi who was arrested by Delhi police. Granting bail might tempt them to escape or tamper with evidence, police submitted before the court.
The police told the co'Bulli Bai' arrestees also involved in 'Sulli deals': police tells the court that they had sent a unit to Delhi seeking custody of Niraj Bishnoi and Omkareshwar Thakur, who was arrested for the Sulli app case. The accused were heavily active in social media and spread posts potential enough to breach the peace in the society, police said.
The three arrested on the Bulli Bai app were caught from Uttarakhand early this month, and Shweta and Mayank were sent to 14-day judicial custody by a Bandra court. Vishal Kumar will be in judicial custody till January 24.
Earlier, a Delhi court had denied bail for both Thakur and Bishnoi. The latter was a 20-year-old tech student who was arrested in Assam by Delhi Police Special Cell's Intelligence Fusion and Strategic Operations unit (IFSO).
The controversial "Sulli Deals" and "Bulli Bai" apps sourced photographs of Muslim women from social media without consent and used them to 'auction' women online. The former came to the limelight last year, and the latter appeared six months after.