Delhi Police Sunday arrested a Madhya Pradesh man Aumkareshwar Thakur who is the alleged creator of the application ‘Sulli Deals‘ – a GitHub App targeted hundreds of Muslim women.
This is the first arrest made in the “Sulli Deals” App case. The App had created a major uproar last year for targeting hundreds of Muslim women. It has been back in the news since the latest row over the ‘Bulli Bai’ case that appears to be a clone of the ‘Sulli Deals’ App and lists more than hundred Muslim women for ‘auction.’
Delhi Police were under fire for their inaction in the case after a parody of “Sulli Deals” resurfaced on New Year Eve.
The accused, Aumkareshwar Thakur, was apprehended by the Intelligence Fusion and Strategic Operations (IFSO) of Delhi Police in Madhya Pradesh’s Indore.
The 25 year old was arrested after he admitted during preliminary interrogation that he was member of the Trad-Group on Twitter and the idea was shared to defame and dehumanize Muslim women.
Police identified and arrested Thakur on the basis of the inputs they received during the questioning of ‘Bulli Bai’ app creator Niraj Bishnoi. Other than Bishnoi, three other upper-caste Hindus have also been arrested in the Bulli Bai app case.
According to the cops, Thakur had developed the code on hosting platform GitHub and the access was given to all the right-wing Hindu 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.
Thakur had deleted all his social media accounts after the app hit the headlines recently.
Further interrogation was underway, including analysis of the technical gadgets to find out the codes/images related to the Sulli Deals app, police said.