Bulli Bai case: Mumbai Police arrest youth from Odisha
The accused, Neeraj Singh, is the fourth person to be arrested by the Mumbai Police, and the fifth overall.
The Mumbai Police on Thursday made another arrest in connection with the Bulli Bai app case, in which hundreds of Muslim women were put up for ‘auction’ online earlier this month. The accused, Neeraj Singh, was arrested from Odisha by the cyber wing of the Mumbai Police's crime branch.
Singh was arrested after his involvement in the case surfaced in the course of the investigation, the police said, adding that he will brought to Mumbai soon.
Neeraj Singh is the fourth accused arrested by the Mumbai Police in connection with case, and the fifth overall. The prime accused, Niraj Bishnoi, was arrested by the Delhi Police on January 6 from Jorhat in Assam. Following his arrest, Bishnoi, an engineering student, was suspended by his Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh-based college, where he was a second-year student.
Vishal Kumar Jha, Shweta Singh and Mayank Rawat were earlier arrested for their involvement in the creation of the app. While Jha was arrested from Bengaluru, the latter two were arrested from Uttarakhand.
On January 14, a local court in Mumbai sent Singh and Rawat to 14-day judicial custody till the 28th of the month.
The Bulli Bai episode followed last July's ‘Sulli Deals’ case in which images of Muslim women were uploaded online without their consent. The creator of the app, Aumkareshwar Thakur, was arrested from Madhya Pradesh's Indore on January 9 as massive uproar over the current episode again brought into focus the ‘Sulli Deals’ app.
A week after Thakur's arrest, a Delhi court turned down his plea to be granted bail.
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