Neeraj Bishnoi, the main accused behind the ‘Bulli Bai‘ app used by Hindutva extremists to ‘auction’ Muslim women – showed no remorse for his actions during police interrogation, according to sources, reported by NDTV.
Several news agencies reported: Instead, he claimed to have done what he thought was “right.”
Bishnoi, 21, and a second-year BTech student from an institute in Bhopal, was arrested by Delhi Police from Assam’s Jorhat district yesterday. Officials had recovered the device used to create the app that was hosted on GitHub, a Microsoft-owned software-sharing platform.
He was presented in court on the same day and sent to seven days’ police custody.
Sources said, as NDTV reports, that interrogation so far had revealed the app was actually developed in November and it went public on December 31, at which time another Twitter handle – @sage0x1 was created to spread the word.
Bishnoi reportedly also created a @giyu44 handle that he used to mock Mumbai Police – he referred to them as “slumbai police” – after they announced the three earlier arrests.
That handle, which remains active, contains multiple tweets of an abusive nature and a pinned tweet with a collection of screenshots taunting police over their arrests, as well as a ‘confession’.
“You have arrested the wrong person, slumbai police… I am the creator of #BulliBaiApp… Got nothing to do with the two innocents whom u arrested, release them asap…” the tweet reads.
It was posted at 10.42 am on Wednesday, a day after 19-year-old Shweta Singh was arrested.