‘Bulli Bai‘ app case accused Niraj Bishnoi and ‘Sulli Deals‘ app creator Omkareshwar Thakur on Monday was granted bail by a Delhi High Court on humanitarian grounds.
The court considered that the accused are first time offenders and continued incarceration would be detrimental to their overall wellbeing.
In July 2021, an app called ‘Sulli Deals’ was discovered by Twitter users. The app had the tagline ‘Sulli deal of the day’ and published photographs of Muslim women without their consent. It encourages users to participate in an ‘auction’ of the women.
‘Sulli’ is a derogatory term used against women.
Bulli Bai, Sulli Deals App Creators Get Bail on Humanitarian Grounds
However, the court had imposed strict conditions on the accused persons so that they could not threaten any witness and temper any evidence.
The conditions include that the accused person would not try to contact, influence, induce any victim.
The accused person would not tamper with evidence, would provide his contact details to Investigation Officer and would keep his phone switched on and would provide his location to the investigating officer, said the order.
The accused persons would not leave the country and would appear before the court on each and every date, would not commit a similar offence while on bail, stated the order.