Vikash Sharma

Hours after a team from the Mumbai police picked up Brajrajnagar resident Neeraj Singh in connection with the controversial ‘Bulli Bai’ App case, his family members on Thursday made some shocking claims.

Speaking to OTV, Neeraj Singh’s brother, Mukesh Kumar, claimed the Mumbai police team told him that Neeraj had not created the App.

“The Crime Branch team from Mumbai came at around 4 am today. They informed us that my brother was a member of the Twitter group of the Bulli Bai app. They have come to take him to Mumbai for further investigation,” Mukesh said.

He further claimed Mumbai Police told the family that they did not have any evidence against Neeraj in creating the App and sharing the links received in the group. “The Crime Branch team told us that Neeraj was no involveed in creating the App. However they want to interrogate my brother as he was a member in the group,” Mukesh added.

Sources in Mumbai Police said Neeraj had come in contact with other accused who have been arrested in the case over social media platforms.

It is pertinent to mention here that the Bulli Bai app had sparked off a storm in the country after photos of several women of a particular faith, including journalists, social workers, students and famous personalities were posted for auction online. It happened six months after the controversy of Sulli Deals.

Github which provided space to Sulli Deals, hosted the Bulli Bai app too. However, Github had later removed the user from its hosting platform.

The Mumbai police have arrested several persons, including Shweta Singh (18) and Mayank Rawal (21) from Uttarakhand while an engineering student Vishal Kumar Jha (21) was held from Bengaluru.

Apart from the Mumbai Police, the Special Cell of the Delhi Police which was conducting a parallel probe, has also made two arrests. The special cell arrested Neeraj Bishnoi, the main accused in the case and Aumkareshwar Thakur the main accused behind Sulli Deal.

Meanwhile, a Mumbai court on Thursday rejected the bail applications of Vishal Kumar Jha, Shweta Singh, and Mayank Rawat – all three of who were accused in the controversial ‘Bulli Bai’ case.

The cyber cell of the Mumbai Police had opposed the bail pleas of the three, stating that the investigation suggested the accused were also involved in the ‘Sulli Deals’ app case.

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