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Indictments filed against the main defendant in the Bulli Bai and Sulli Deals cases

Delhi Police on Tuesday filed an indictment against two defendants Aumkareshwar Thakur and Neeraj Bishnoi who allegedly ran the “mobile apps Sulli Deals and Bulli Bai to auction Muslim women in the virtual space”.

Defendant Aumkareshwar Thakur, who is the creator of “Sulli Deals App”, was arrested by Delhi Police on 8th January this year, and the indictment against him was filed under Sections 153A, 153B, 354A(3) IPC r/w 66, 67 IT Act, police said.

Meanwhile, Neeraj Bishnoi who is a resident of Digambar region of Jorhat in Assam and a B. Tech student was arrested on January 6th this year and the indictment against him was filed under of Sections 153A, 153B, 354A, 509 IPC r/w 66, 67 IT Act, a senior police official said.

The two indictments were filed in the Chief Metropolitan Court (CMM) of New Delhi, Patiala House Court, on March 4, police said. The defendants have been in custody since their arrest.

In July 2021, the “Sulli Deal” application was reportedly created on the Github platform to auction Muslim women. The matter came to light when the Delhi Police became aware of the case.

Delhi Police had been investigating the case for a few months but the first arrest in the Bulli Bai app was made by nabbing suspected mastermind Niraj Bishnoi from Jorhat in Assam.

The Delhi Police investigation revealed that the alleged masterminds of Bulli Bai Niraj Bishnoi and Aumkareshwar Thakur were virtually connected on the internet through chat rooms.

(Only the title and image of this report may have been edited by Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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