Salman Khan tweets in support of Yakub Memon, father Salim calls him 'ignorant'

Mumbai: Bollywood actor Salman Khan on Sunday tweeted out in support of 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon saying his brother Tiger should be hanged instead.

Salman Khan. PTI

Salman Khan. PTI

The Supreme Court dismissed Yakub Memon's curative petition against death sentence earlier. The home department took the view that the fresh mercy petition is not legally tenable as such, and it should be dismissed and that Yakub should be hanged on July 30 as scheduled.

"All the issues raised by Yakub in his fresh mercy petition have been raised in his mercy petition before the President of India and curative petition before the apex court. Since his mercy petition as well as curative petition have been dismissed, we do not see any substance in his fresh mercy petition. As such, we feel that it should be dismissed," said a Raj Bhavan spokesperson.

The hanging is likely to take place at Nagpur Central Jail.

Salman tweeted, "Hang Tiger. Brother is being hanged for Tiger. Arre Where is Tiger? Get tiger hang him. Parade him not his brother."

The Bajrangi Bhaijaan superstar even called Yakub an innocent man and tweeted, "One innocent man killed is killing the humanity."

But talking to Times Now this morning, Salim Khan, Salman's father, said that the tweets does not mean anything, "Whatever Salman has written is totally meaningless. I do not support it. His tweets are wrong."

Shiv Sena chief, Uddhav Thackeray, also expressed his anger with Salman and asked whether the actor is trying to question the judicial system of the nation.

Salman also tweeted out to Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to share details about Tiger's whereabouts and if he is currently hiding in the neighbouring country.


Updated Date: Jul 26, 2015 13:59 PM

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