STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

Bulli Bai case: Bengaluru CP says City police have no information on arrest of 21-year-old by Mumbai Police

The 'Bulli Bai' site is a clone of the ‘Sulli Deals’ app that had surfaced in July last year targeting and portraying prominent Muslim women in an objectionable manner.

Published: 04th January 2022 12:23 PM  |   Last Updated: 04th January 2022 12:31 PM   |  A+A-

Rape, Sexual Assault

Image used for representational purpose (Photo| Express Illustration)

Express News Service

BENGALURU: The Bengaluru City police on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, denied information on the alleged arrest of a 21-year-old engineering student from the city by the Mumbai police in the controversial ‘Bulli Bai’ case targeting prominent Muslim women and portraying them in a highly derogatory manner on the now-deleted portal.

Bengaluru City Police Commissioner Kamal Pant told TNIE they have no knowledge about the Mumbai police's action in the case. “They neither informed us nor did they seek any help. We don’t know who they have detained or arrested from the city,” said the top cop.

The Mumbai police on Monday evening had stated that they have detained a 21-year-old student from Bengaluru for allegedly sharing the content of the obnoxious Internet platform through his Twitter handle. They said he is being questioned by officers of the cyber police station of Mumbai Police’s Crime Branch.

On January 1, news of ‘Bulli Bai’ spread on social media, which is a clone of the ‘Sulli Deals’ app that had surfaced in July last year targeting and portraying prominent Muslim women in an objectionable manner.

Mumbai Police acted based on an FIR after a complaint was filed by one of the victims against the developers of the platform and those who shared it online. The Delhi Police have also sought details from the ‘GitHub’ platform about the developer of the objectionable content and have asked Twitter to block and remove it. The Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT) - India’s nodal agency to monitor and combat cyber security threats is coordinating with the police teams.



Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp