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[BREAKING] Bulli Bai: Women lawyers write to CJI NV Ramana to take cognisance, issue preventive guidelines

The ‘Bulli bai’ app, which appeared on open source platform GitHub, put out details of more than 100 prominent Muslim women allowing users to participate in an ‘auction’ of those women.

It triggered an outrage and based on complaints by women who had been targeted by the app, the cyber cell of Mumbai police registered an FIR on January 1, 2022.

The FIR was registered against relevant Twitter handles and developer of Bulli Bai for offences under Sections 153A (promoting enmity on grounds of religion etc), 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 or transmitting obscene material in electronic form) of Information Technology Act.

The Mumbai Police have arrested three people in connection with the app – Bangalore based student Vishal Kumar and Uttarakhand natives Shweta Singh, Mayank Rawat.

The Delhi Police has nabbed one Neeraj Bishnoi from Assam alleged to be “main conspirator” and creator of ‘Bulli Bai’.

Source: Barandbench

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