Creator of 'Sulli Deals' app arrested from Indore in Madhya Pradesh: Delhi Police
PTI | DC Correspondent
This is the first arrest made in the 'Sulli Deals' app case, police said
Accused Aumkareshwar Thakur (26) did his BCA from IPS Academy in Indore and is a resident of Newyork City Township, they said. (Representational Image - PTI)
New Delhi: The Delhi Police has arrested a man believed to be the creator of "Sulli Deals" app from Indore in Madhya Pradesh, officials said on Sunday.
This is the first arrest made in the "Sulli Deals" app case, police said.
Hundreds of Muslim women were listed for auction on the mobile application with photographs sourced without permission and doctored.
Accused Aumkareshwar Thakur (26) did his BCA from IPS Academy in Indore and is a resident of Newyork City Township, they said.
Deputy Commissioner of Police (IFSO) KPS Malhotra said during preliminary interrogation, the accused admitted that he was a member of a group on Twitter and the idea to defame and troll Muslim women was shared there.
"He had developed the code on GitHub. The access of GitHub was with all the members of the group. He had shared the app on his Twitter account. The photos of the Muslim women were uploaded by the group members," the officer said.
However, Indore's Police Commissioner Harinarayanchari Mishra told PTI, We have come to know only from the media about the arrest of Thakur from Indore by Delhi Police. The Delhi Police have not shared any official information with us in this regard so far.
Mishra also said that the Indore police will consider starting an investigation into the matter after the Delhi Police share with them the official details of the case.
According to police, Niraj Bishnoi, the alleged mastermind and creator of the 'Bulli Bai' application, had disclosed during interrogation that he was in touch with the person behind the Twitter handle @sullideals, the alleged creator of the 'Sulli Deals' app that was hosted on GitHub in July last year.