The Sulli Deals app creator, Aumkareshwar Thakur was granted bail by the Delhi High Court on the grounds of being a first-time offender, the court granted bail to the offender as, ‘prolonged incarceration would be detrimental to his overall well-being’. 21-year-old Neeraj Bishnoi who is the creator of the Bulli Bai app was also granted bail by the court.
The Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Pankaj Sharma granted bail to Thakur after observing that the investigation in the matter was completed and the chargesheet has also been filed earlier this month. He further said that the accused is not in a position to influence FSL results or replies.
The judge also said that it is not necessary for continued incarceration of the accused as it would be detrimental to his overall health.
“Accused is a first time offender and a young person as such prolonged incarceration would be detrimental to his overall well being. Accused has roots in the society community and he is not a flight risk. The trial would take considerable time to save as such no fruitful purpose would be served by keeping him detained any further.”
The Intelligence Fusion and Strategic Operations (IFSO) of Delhi Police Special Cell had arrested Thakur in January this year. Niraj Bishnoi had confessed that he created the Bulli Bai app. During interrogation, Thakur had confessed that he had developed the Sulli Deals app on GitHub in July last year, where pictures of Muslim women were put up for ‘virtual auction’.
An FIR was filed against the developers of Bulli Bai app for offences under Sections 153A (promoting enmity on grounds of religion), 153B (imputations prejudicial to national integration), 295A (insulting religious beliefs), 354D (stalking), 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman), 500 (criminal defamation) of the Indian Penal Code and Section 67 (publishing transmitting obscene material in electronic form) of Information Technology Act.