WADOO!!NEWS: Parade and hang Tiger, not his brother Yakub: Salman
The actor confessed that he has been meaning to express his feelings for quite sometime now, but couldn’t due to the sensitivity of the case.
Bollywood actor Salman Khan has come out in defence of death row convict in the 1993 Mumbai blast case Yakub Memon, saying the wrong man is being hanged for the crimes of his brother Tiger Memon.
“Get Tiger hang him. Parade him not his brother,” the actor tweeted.
Tiger Memon is one of the prime suspects in the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts case.
Khan said he had wanted to tweet about the issue for some days but was afraid.
“Been wanting to tweet this for three days and was afraid to do so but it involves a man’s family. Don’t hang the brother, hang the lomdi (fox) who ran away,” he tweeted.
“One innocent man killed is killing the humanity,” the actor said.
The star also asked Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to send Tiger to India if he was in his country.
“Sharif Saab ek darkhaust hai ki agar yeh aap ke mulkh mein hai toh please iktila kar deejiyeh. Kidhar chupa hai tiger? Tiger ki hi to kami hai India mein. Tiger ko Lao. Hum toh upne family par mar jaaaeen. Tiger tumhaara bhai kuch dino mein tumhare liyeh. Get Tiger hang him. Parade him not his brother,” he said in a series of tweets.
Yakub, 53, will hang on the same day as his birthday, July 30.
Memon, whose curative petition against the death sentence awarded by special TADA court was dismissed by the Supreme Court earlier this week, is lodged in Nagpur Central Jail.
As many as 257 people were killed and over 700 injured in the serial blasts in Mumbai on March 12, 1993. Memon was the only convict in the case whose death penalty was upheld by the apex court.
After his curative petition was dismissed, Memon has submitted a mercy petition to Maharashtra governor. The president had earlier rejected his mercy petition.