‘Bulli Bai’: Bengaluru college won’t take punitive action on arrested student

Bengaluru, January 05 (KMS): Vishal Kumar Jha, the 21-year-old who was arrested on, January 04 in connection with the Bulli Bai app case, may not face any internal enquiry in Dayananda Sagar College of Engineering, Bengaluru, where he studies.

Although most educational institutions make in house probes mandatory when students get embroiled in criminal cases but this is not likely to happen in this case. The no probe would mean that Jha may continue to be a student in the college without facing penal action, possible only by an internal enquiry, despite Mumbai police booking him under six sections of the Indian Penal Code for allegedly promoting derogatory content that targeted Muslim women on the GitHub app.

Bulli Bai app, created on 1 January, had posted personal details including photographs of scores of Muslim women with an intention to ‘auction’ them virtually.

Speaking to the media, a college management representative on the condition of anonymity said, “He is a young student and we have to think about his career too. It is not yet clear whether he is guilty. We are not planning any action as of now.”

Jha is a third semester or second year student of civil engineering in the college.

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