Bulli Bai case: Police remand of two students extended till 14 Jan; third in judicial custody till 24 Jan
The police had earlier claimed that Shweta Singh was the prime accused, who had created a Twitter handle of the app
Mumbai: A Mumbai court on Monday extended till 14 January, 2022, the police custody of Shweta Singh (18) and Mayank Rawal (21), arrested from Uttarakhand in connection with the case pertaining to the 'Bulli Bai' app, which targeted Muslim women by putting up their images online for 'auction'.
Besides, the court remanded another accused, Vishal Kumar Jha, who was the first to be arrested in the case from Bengaluru, to judicial custody till 24 January, 2022 as he had tested positive for coronavirus.
The police on Monday sought further custody of Singh and Rawal and told the Bandra metropolitan magistrate that the probe into the case was at a crucial stage and hence, the interrogation of the accused was required.
Singh and Rawal were arrested by the Mumbai police's cyber cell from Uttarakhand on 5 January, 2022, while Jha was arrested from Bengaluru on 4 January, 2022.
The police had earlier claimed that Singh was the prime accused, who had created a Twitter handle of the app.
The Delhi police's special cell, which has also registered an FIR in the case, on 6 January 2022 arrested one Niraj Bishnoi from Assam. According to the police, Bishnoi was the main creator of the app.
Shweta Singh had approached Mumbai Sessions Court after Bandra Metropolitan Magistrate Court rejected her bail plea
With Neeraj Singh's arrest from Odisha on Thursday, the Mumbai police have so far arrested four persons in the case
From Bengaluru to Uttarakhand to Assam: Tracing the wide web spun by the four arrested in 'Bulli Bai' app case
The Delhi Police after a 12 hour operation arrested 21-year-old Niraj Bishnoi from Jorhat in Assam and said that with this the case in which Muslim women were harassed was solved completely