The alleged masterminds behind the derogatory “Sulli Deals” and “Bulli Bai” apps were granted bail by a local court in the national capital on Monday, quoting an official news agency IANS reported.
He said that the court has granted bail on humanitarian grounds and considered that the alleged persons were first-time offenders and continued incarceration would be detrimental to the alleged overall wellbeing.
Thakur, 25, a resident of Madhya Pradesh’s Indore, was apprehended by the Delhi Police on January 8.
The derogatory app had surfaced in July 2021, where photos of Muslim women were maliciously displayed for “auction”.
Meanwhile, “Bulli Bai” came to light in January 2022 after a Delhi-based woman journalist lodged a police complaint stating that she was being targeted by some unidentified group of people on a mobile application. The app was hosted on Github.
“Bulli Bai” too had a number of pictures of women, including journalists, social workers, students and famous personalities, accompanied by derogatory content.
The app listed hundreds of Muslim women for “auction”.
Its creator, Niraj Bishnoi, was arrested by the Delhi Police on January 6.
During his interrogation, it emerged that he used to interact with various virtual identities on social media and used to engage in group discussions.