Mumbai police said on Tuesday that they have detained a woman in Uttarakhand suspected to be the mastermind behind the 'Bulli Bai' app in which photos of Muslim women were uploaded on an app for 'auction'.
"A woman has been detained by the cyber cell of Mumbai Police in Uttarakhand. Seems like she is the main mastermind behind the app. She will be presented before a court in Uttarakhand for transit remand. After obtaining the transit remand, she will be brought to Mumbai," said a police official.
The woman was detained after Mumbai Police arrested a 21-year-old civil engineering student, Vishal Kumar on Tuesday after questioning him for several hours.
"The detained woman and the arrested man became friends via social media site - Instagram. The racket behind the app includes many more people," said the official.
"Vishal changed his name on December 31. He took up a Sikh name,” the official added.
Vishal was detained from Bengaluru and was brought to Mumbai for questioning.
Mumbai Police on Monday filed a first information report (FIR) against unknown persons based on complaints that doctored photographs of women were uploaded for auction on the 'Bulli Bai' application hosted on the GitHub platform.
On Sunday, West Mumbai Cyber Police station registered a case against the 'Bulli Bai' app developers and Twitter handles that promoted the app.