The father of a 26-year-old, believed to be the originator of the “Sulli Deals” app and arrested by Delhi Police from Indore in Madhya Pradesh, on Sunday claimed his son was born in the accident.
Akhilesh Thakur, accused father of Aumkareshwar Thakur, told reporters here that he knew nothing about the surveillance app and after his son got BCA degree in 2018, he started working from home internet.
The Delhi magistrates said that the two were on their way home on Saturday afternoon in plain clothes, and after he signed his son, he took a flight to the national capital this evening.
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Police also seized his son’s mobile phone and laptop from his home.
Earlier in the day, the police said that Delhi Police had arrested the accused in Indore in Madhya Pradesh. This is the first arrest in the case of the “Sulli Deals” app, officials said.
Hundreds of Muslim women’s photographs have been developed through an “up for sale” mobile application without teacher permission.
Thakur completed his BCA (Bachelor of Computer Applications) course from IPS Academy in Indore and is residing in Villas City in Newyork, officials said.
Delhi Police Deputy Commissioner (IFSO) KPS Malhotra said during a previous investigation, the accused had confessed to being a member of a Twitter trolls group and defaming the idea of Muslim women there.
However, Akhilesh Thakur said, “I know that from the opinion of one man, my son, who is an IT worker, has been arrested and taken to Delhi. My son is framed and defamed.”
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She said after obtaining a BCA degree in 2018, her son started working from home on a personal internet degree.
“I’m an old Akhilesh Thakur person. I don’t even know how a mobile phone works properly. I know nothing about app “Sulli Deals” said Akhilesh Thakur, who works in a private company.
The father of the accused said that he was absent in a town near Nagda Ujjain district when the Delhi Police took his son into custody. She said the Delhi Police informed him of the seizure on Sunday morning to speak to his son.
“My son told me in an interview that we should not worry,” he said, adding that he would be in Delhi later in the day to help his son.
Meanwhile, Indore police on Sunday said that their Delhi counterparts had shared no information with them regarding the arrest.
“We are aware only of the media’s arrest of Thakur from Indore by the Delhi Police. Delhi Police has not communicated with us official information on this matter so far,” Indore Police Commissioner Harinarayanchari Mishra told reporters PTI.
Mishra also said that Indoreos police were beginning to investigate the matter, after Delhi Police officials worked with them on the accident.
Earlier in the day, Delhi DCP Malhotra said “He (Sulli Deals app accused case) developed a code on GitHub. GitHub was accessible to all members of the group. He shared the app on his Twitter account. Photos of Muslim women members were posted by members.”
The investigation revealed that he was accused of joining a group named ‘Tradmahasabha’ in January 2020 using the @gangescion handle. During various discussions, members of the group were talking about trolling Muslim women, officials said.
“He is tired of working over the code/app on GitHub. After the Sulli Deals app scramble, he wiped out all his social media tracks,” said the DCP.
Delhi Police said further analysis of the technology has been provided to get the codes/images pertaining to the app.
Earlier in July, the case was registered by a Delhi Police cyber cell after a group of unidentified Muslims lodged a complaint about photos and photos on the app.
According to police, Niraj Bishnoi, the alleged maker of the “Bulli Bai” application, revealed during interrogation that he was in touch with the person behind the Twitter handle @sullideals, allegedly the creator of the “Sulli Deals” app that hosted on GitHub in July last year.
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