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Sulli Deal App Mastermind Om Thakur Arrested By Delhi Police From Indore

The person is detained on the basis of inputs received during the questioning of "Bulli Bai" app creator Niraj Bishnoi.

New Delhi: Intelligence Fusion and Strategic Operations (IFSO) of Delhi Police Special Cell has arrested the mastermind Om Thakur, who was behind the “Sulli Deal” app case. He was arrested from Madhya Pradesh’s Indore on Sunday.

Intelligence Fusion and Strategic Operations (IFSO) of Delhi Police Special Cell detains him from Indore in connection with ‘Sulli Deals’ case first. After questioning him underway police informed that, “Om Thakur has been arrested from Indore. He is the main mastermind behind the Sulli deal app case,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police (IFSO), KPS Malhotra.

The person is detained on the basis of inputs received during the questioning of “Bulli Bai” app creator Niraj Bishnoi.

In both Sulli Deal and Bulli Bai applications, photos of women were allegedly uploaded without their consent and inappropriate remarks were passed against them.

Both the apps used the hosting platform ‘GITHUB’ to auction the stolen photos. ‘Sulli deal” is a year-old case whereas “Bulli Bai” surfaced last month. Other than Bishnoi, three other accused have also been arrested in the Bulli Bai app case.

Earlier, police had registered a case against unknown culprits under relevant sections of IPC and the IT Act. On Monday, Mumbai Police had filed a first information report (FIR) against unknown persons based on complaints that doctored photographs of women were uploaded for auction on ‘Bulli Bai’ application.

The case was registered against the unknown culprits under sections 153(A) (Promoting enmity between different groups on grounds of religion 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) of the Indian Penal Code and Section 67 (publishing or transmitting obscene material in electronic form) of Information Technology Act.

Delhi Police has also registered a case under section 509 (word, gesture or act intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of the Indian Penal Code in the Cyber Police station of South-East district, which has now been transferred to Delhi Police Intelligence Fusion and Strategic Operations (IFSO) unit.

(with inputs from ANI)

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