Mumbai: 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 hung 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 been wanting to tweet about the issue for some days but was afraid.
“Been wanting to tweet Tis fr 3 days n was afraid to do so but it involves a man’s n family. Don’t hang brother hang tha lomdi (fox) who ran away,” he tweeted.
“1 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 k agar yeh aap k mulkh mein hai toh plz 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.
“Phasisi k phande pe chardne walla hai. Koi statement.Â Koi address. Kuch toh bolo k tum teh. Wah bhai ho toh aisa.Â Matlab. Ya khoob menan,” he said.
53-year-old Yakub will be hanged on the same day of his birthday on 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.