Actor Salman Khan has come out in defence of death row convict in the 1993 Mumbai blasts 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,” Mr. Khan tweeted.
Tiger Memon is one of the prime suspects in the blasts case.
“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.
He 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.
— Salman Khan (@BeingSalmanKhan) July 25, 2015
“Phasisi k phande pe chardne walla hai. Koi statement.
Koi address. Kuch toh bolo k tum teh. Wah bhai ho toh aisa.
Matlab. Ya khoob menan,” he said.
Yakub Memon was sentenced to death by the Supreme Court and his hanging was scheduled to take place on his birthday, July 30.
On Tuesday, the Supreme Court had rejected his last-minute appeal and upheld his hanging for July 30.
Yakub Memon challenged the apex court’s order arguing that legal procedure was overlooked in awarding him death penalty saying that the special TADA (Terrorists and Disruptive Activities (Prevention)) court, which ordered him death warrant in 2007, did so before he could exhaust all his legal options.
Chief Justice of India on Friday constituted a three-member special bench to hear Yakub Memon’s plea seeking a stay on the Supreme Court order.
The Supreme Court will now hear the matter on Monday.