Bulli Bai App | Mumbai police arrest three, including a young girl
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Mumbai : Policenama online Three persons were held for posting women’s photos, along with offensive posts, on Bulli Bai app. The arrests were made in a Muslim woman’s defamation case.

 

The app was developed on December 31. Later, its twitter handle was created. Bangalore-based second-year engineering student Vishal Kumar, Shweta Singh and Mayank Rawat, both hailing from Uttarakhand, have been arrested in this regard.

 

The Mumbai police are investigating and are trying to find out involvement of more people in the case. This was revealed by Mumbai Commissioner of Police Hemant Nagrale.

 

Citizens, young girls and women will be intimated to avoid repetition of such cases in the future. The police have appealed to people to share more information, if they have, in this connection. There are only five followers of this app. CP Nagrale said the Uttarakhand police made a statement without verifying facts in this connection.

 

Rudrapur City (Uttarakhand) SP Mamata Bohra said, “The Mumbai police have arrested a young woman from Adarsh Colony. She has admitted to have committed the offence. It was the second arrest in the case. Both the accused know each other. They are also friends on Facebook and Instagram. The woman was handling three accounts related to Bulli Bai app.

 

What is the case?

Photos of famous Muslim women were posted, along with offensive content, on GitHub platform. A case was registered with the west cyber police. A woman from Delhi shared such photos on her twitter handle. Later, it was exposed. The woman lodged a complaint with the Delhi police. Shiv Sena MP Priyanka Chaturvedi lodged a similar complaint with the Mumbai police. She also demanded immediate arrest of the culprits.

 

The matter came to light

Many Muslim women saw their photos on Bulli Bai app on January 1. Thus the matter was exposed. The app was hosted on the GitHub platform. Auctions were conducted of photos of Muslim women, who were particularly targeted. They were lawyers, journalists and activists. Earlier, there was a similar, Sulli Deals, app.

 

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