A Delhi court has granted bail to the creators of the controversial ‘Sulli Deals app, Aumkareshwar Thakur, as well as the ‘Bulli Bai’ case accused, Neeraj Bishnoi.
The court held that the perpetrators were first-time offenders and a continued jail term would hamper their well-being.
The Bulli Bai Case
Women journalists and celebrities of the Muslim community, who were famous on social media, were publicly ‘auctioned’ on these apps and websites in a bid to humiliate and objectify them. The alleged masterminds were later taken into custody after widespread protests.
Granting the bail on humanitarian grounds and noting that the accused were ‘first-time offenders,’ the court held that ‘continued incarceration’ of the duo, who are students, would be ‘detrimental to their future.’
The court also held that the charge sheet had been filed and no shortcoming in the probe was observed.
The court was imposing stringent restrictions on the accused to ensure that they do not tamper with evidence in the case or threaten witnesses, according to an ANI report.
The accused have been debarred from all contact with the accused, while also being asked to keep their mobile phones switched on at all times. They would also need to provide their current location to the Investigation Officer (IO), upon being asked.
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