NEW DELHI: Days after photographs of several Muslim women were posted for auction online, the Delhi Police on Thursday said that it has arrested the main conspirator and creator of Bulli Bai app on Github from Assam.
A senior Delhi Police official told The New Indian that the main conspirator and creator of Bulli Bai on GitHub and the main Twitter account holder of Bulli bai has been arrested by Intelligence Fusion and Strategic Operations unit (IFSO) of the Delhi Police Special Cell.
He said that the accused has been identified as Niraj Bishnoi, a resident of Jorhat in Assam
The official said that Bishnoi is a second year B.Tech CSC student from Vellore Institute of Technology, Bhopal.
He is reportedly a second year B.Tech CSC student from Vellore Institute of Technology Bhopal and is being brought to Delhi from Assam later in the day, the officer shared.
The Delhi Police had registered a case following massive uproar on the auctioning of Muslim women on the eve of new year.
Three people have been arrested so far in connection with the webpages where hundreds of Muslim women were “auctioned”. These are 18-year-old Shweta Singh from Uttarakhand, who the police claims is the mastermind; her friend Mayank Rawat, 20, also from Uttarakhand and 21-year-old Vishal Kumar Jha. Jha was detained from Bengaluru on Monday and arrested a day later.
The police said the accused appeared to have used names related to the Sikh community in their Twitter handles which promoted the webpages in order to mislead people about their identity and add a communal angle.
The Mumbai Police is probing two such controversial webpages hosted on the code sharing platform, GitHub. The first web page was floated in July 2021 and the second, Bulli Bai, surfaced on January 1.