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Bulli Bai App Case Vishal Jha, First Arrestee Approaches Sessions Court for Bail, Hearing on Monday

Sharmeen Hakim
21 Jan 2022 12:19 PM GMT
Bulli Bai App Case    Vishal Jha, First Arrestee Approaches Sessions Court for Bail, Hearing on Monday
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Engineering student Vishal Jha, the first accused to be arrested in the Bulli Bai App Case from Bangalore, approached the Sessions Court seeking bail after a Metropolitan Magistrate's court rejected his bail application yesterday. The plea will be heard on Monday. Jha, was arrested on January 4 in the case. He and two others are booked under sections 154(A), 153(B), 295(A), 509, 500...

Engineering student Vishal Jha, the first accused to be arrested in the Bulli Bai App Case from Bangalore, approached the Sessions Court seeking bail after a Metropolitan Magistrate's court rejected his bail application yesterday.

The plea will be heard on Monday.

Jha, was arrested on January 4 in the case. He and two others are booked under sections 154(A), 153(B), 295(A), 509, 500 and 354(D) of IPC and Section 67 of the IT Act.

Originally from Patna in Bihar, Jha claims that he has been falsely implicated in the case, is not a flight risk, and even otherwise, is accused of merely following the Bulli Bai App.

In an order made available today Metropolitan Magistrate Komal Singh, who refused bail to Jha and two others, observed their active involvement in propagating the App and disseminating of the information/data relating to the women, contained in the App.

The court further observed that since all the accused hail from different states and have technical knowledge, evidence tampering cannot be ruled out. "

"If such was the case, Applicant would have never surrendered before the Investigating agency thereby showing his willingness to co-operate." Jha claims he handed over his laptop and mobile phone for investigation and he is not in a position to tamper with evidence now.

Regarding observations on the seriousness of the offence, Jha claims that even according to the prosecution he had the limited role of following the App on Twitter. He hadn't created the App.

The Bulli Bai App case pertains to several politically vocal Muslim women being advertised for an online auction. Several photographs used for the virtual auction of prominent female journalists, activists and lawyers were doctored.


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