The court also imposed strict conditions on the accused persons so that they are not able to threaten any witness or tamper evidence.
New Delhi: A Delhi court on Monday granted bail to the alleged masterminds of ‘Sulli Deals’ and the ‘Bulli Bai’ app, the two platforms that were reportedly created on GitHub where women were portrayed in a derogatory manner, reportedly on “humanitarian grounds”.
The court granted bail to the ‘Sulli Deals’ app creator Omkareshwar Thakur and ‘Bulli Bai’ app case accused Niraj Bishnoi. According to the police, the court has considered that the accused are first-time offenders and continued incarceration “would be detrimental” for their overall wellbeing.
Meanwhile, the court also imposed strict conditions on the accused persons so that they are not able to threaten any witness or tamper evidence.
The controversial ‘Sulli Deals’ app had come to light in July last year. The app contained photos of Muslim women who were maliciously displayed for alleged “auction”. The Cyber Crime Unit of Delhi Police had registered an FIR under Section 354-A (Sexual harassment and punishment for sexual harassment) of the Indian Penal Code.
Meanwhile, ‘Bulli Bai’ surfaced in January this year when a woman journalist approached police to lodge a complaint alleging that she was being targeted by some unidentified group of people on a mobile application following which its creator was arrested.
The app was hosted on GitHub which had pictures of women, including journalists, social workers, students and famous personalities, along with derogatory content. This app too allegedly “listed women for auction”.