Bulli Bai app `mastermind’ was bright student but hadn’t attended in person classes yet, say college authorities

Sehore (MP), Jan 6 (PTI) Niraj Bishnoi (21), the alleged mastermind behind the Bulli Bai app who was arrested from Jorhat in Assam, was known to be a bright student, a police official said here on Thursday.

But he had never attended in-person classes at his engineering college, VIT Bhopal campus situated in Sehore district of Madhya Pradesh, he said.

The campus is located around 100 km from Bhopal.

Sehore additional superintendent of police (ASP) Samir Yadav said as per the college authorities, Bishnoi was a student of B.Tech second year, and had so far attended only online classes.

Classes are being held online because of the coronavirus pandemic.

He was a bright student as per the college authorities, the ASP added.

Bishnoi, believed to be the creator of the Bulli Bai app which targeted Muslim women by putting up their pictures online for `auction’, was arrested early Thursday morning from Jorhat in Assam by Delhi police.

He is the fourth person to be arrested in the case.