A sessions court in Mumbai on Tuesday granted bail to Aumkareshwar Thakur, Neeraj Bishnoi and Neeraj Singh in the controversial Bulli Bai App case. While Bishnoi is the alleged creator of the App, Thakur is the alleged source code provided. All three accused told the court that they were innocent and were not in a position to tamper with the evidence. The prosecution opposed their bail plea arguing that their action was capable of adversely impacting the religious harmony in India.
Earlier, a Delhi court had granted bail to Thakur and Bishnoi taking a sympathetic view towards their well being.
Thakur was arrested from his home in Indore in Madhya Pradesh. A resident of Newyork City Township in Indore, Thakur is 26 years of age and completed his BCA degree from IPS Academy. Interestingly, all accused in the infamous Bulli Bai app case have been arrested from BJP-ruled states.
Sulli Deal and Bulli Bai Deal app morphed photos of Muslim women and put them up for auction on GitHub platform.
Thakur, according to police, was responsible for developing the code for the Sulli Deal app before sharing them on the microblogging site Twitter. He reportedly deleted his Twitter accounts after the controversy over Bulli Bai Deal app gained the international spotlight.
The police had come under sharp scrutiny for not taking any action when Muslim women found their photos being auctioned by Hindutva terrorists a year ago.