Mumbai police arrest Odisha MBA graduate in Bulli Bai app case

Mumbai: Mumbai Criminal Branch Cyber ​​Police on Thursday arrested a 28-year-old man from Odisha in connection with the Bulli Bai app, which targeted Muslim women by uploading their images for ‘auctions “, said an official.

The accused, identified as Neeraj Singh, holds an MBA. He participated in the planning of the application with the main defendant, he said.

“His role was revealed during the interrogation of the defendants who had been arrested earlier, following which a team from the cyber police station was dispatched to Odisha and he was placed under arrest,” the official said. responsible.

Singh is being brought to Mumbai and will be arraigned in court here, he said.

Along with his arrest, Mumbai police have so far arrested four people in the case. Earlier, Shweta Singh (18) and Mayank Rawal (21) were arrested in Uttarakhand, while engineering student Vishal Kumar Jha (21) was detained in Bengaluru.

Neeraj Bishnoi, one of the main alleged conspirators in the Bulli Bai app affair, had been arrested by Delhi police in Assam.

Mumbai Police had filed a First Information Report (FIR) against unidentified persons following complaints that doctored photographs of hundreds of Muslim women had been uploaded for ‘auction’ on the app called ‘Bulli Bai”, hosted on the open source software platform GitHub.

Although there were no actual “bids” or “sales”, the purpose of the app appeared to be to humiliate and intimidate the targeted women, many of whom are active social media users. .

This report is automatically generated from the PTI news service. ThePrint declines all responsibility for its content.

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