Mumbai police say they have arrested three people in connection with the ‘Bulli Bai’ app case. Vishal Kumar Jha, 21, from Bengaluru was a “follower” of the application, but refused to divulge details as ” it will compromise the case”.
Bulli Bai was created as an application, hosted on the open-source software platform GitHub. Women’s pictures were uploaded here and messages that would hurt their sentiments were posted. The app was created on December 31 and then a complaint was filed, Nagrale said.
Nagrale further said that the police checked the Twitter handles of Bulli Bai ,This “Twitter handles were used to promote this app. They said ‘We found out the followers of this app. Vishal, who was arrested from Bengaluru. This app had 5 more followers,” the commissioner said, they “cannot enclose so many details as it will compromise the case”.
Mayank Rawal (21), Shweta Singh (19) and Vishal Kumar Jha (21) from Bengaluru are alleged to be the main culprits, police said.
Mumbai police have registered a case against unidentified persons following complaints that doctored photographs of hundreds of Muslim women were uploaded for auction on an app called ‘Bulli Bai’. While there was no actual ‘auction’ or ‘sale’, the purpose of the app seemed to be to humiliate and intimidate the targeted women, many of whom are active social media users.