On Monday, the Mumbai Police Cyber Cell nabbed a 21-year-old Bengaluru-based engineering student in connection with the ‘Bulli Bai’ application issue.
Except for his age, Mumbai Police has not divulged the identification of the suspect apprehended from Bengaluru. Under pertinent sections of the IPC and the IT Act, police have filed a case against unknown perpetrators.
Mumbai Police had also filed a first information report (FIR) against unknown persons earlier in the day, following accusations that doctored images of women were put for auction on the GitHub platform’s ‘Bulli Bai’ application.
On Sunday, the West Mumbai Cyber Police station filed a complaint against the developers of the ‘Bulli Bai’ software and the Twitter accounts that promoted it.
The case was filed under the Indian Penal Code’s sections 153(A) (promoting enmity between different groups on religious grounds, etc. ), 153(B) (imputations, assertions prejudicial to national integration), 295(A) (deliberate and malicious acts, intended to outrage religious feelings), 354D (stalking), 509 (word, gesture, or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman), 500 (criminal defamation), and 67 (publishing or transmitting obscene material in electronic form) of Information Technology Act.
“Government of India is working with police organisations in Delhi and Mumbai on this problem,” Union Minister for Electronics and Information Technology Ashwini Vaishnaw said in a tweet on Sunday, after both the Delhi and Mumbai police filed FIRs under relevant sections.