A fourth person has been arrested in connection with the Bulli Bai app on January 6 by the Delhi Police, according to an NDTV report. The accused, a 21-year old engineering student at the Vellore Institute of Technology, is allegedly the main conspirator and creator of the app which listed over 100 Muslim women in an online auction. He is the owner of a GitHub account (on which the app was hosted) and the app's main Twitter handle. The other three accused did not name him and the arrest took place after 'massive' technical surveillance, including tracking his IP address, a police source told The Print. The Delhi Police had approached Twitter for information on the apps' creators; however, Twitter asked them to apply through the proper channel as it was not a 'national security matter', The Indian Express reported. Earlier, IT Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw had tweeted that GitHub has blocked the user. This is the second such incident of Muslim women being auctioned online after a similar app called Sulli Deals was created in July. Despite multiple police complaints and appeals to the IT Minister, no individuals have been arrested in the Sulli Deals case. What complaints have been filed against the app? Four FIRs have been filed so far by the Hyderabad, Cyberabad, Mumbai, and Delhi police, based on complaints by victims against the creators of the app. In Delhi, the FIR was filed under Section 67 of the IT Act which covers publishing or transmitting obscene material in electronic form and…
Fourth person arrested in Bulli Bai app case alleged to be ‘mastermind’: Report
The app sparked outrage as it targetted Muslim women by uploading their photographs without their knowledge.
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