Bollywood scriptwriter Salim Khan on Sunday slammed his son and actor Salman Khan over his tweets in support of 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict Yakub Memon.
Salim said, “Whatever Salman has written is ridiculous and meaningless. Salman is ignorant of the issue and people should not take him seriously.”
READ: Salman Khan: Interesting facts about the actor Salman had tweeted that Yakub’s brother Tiger should be hanged instead. Salman tweeted, “Hang Tiger. Brother is being hanged for Tiger. Arre where is Tiger? Get Tiger hang him. Parade him not his brother.”
Meanwhile, special public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam who on Sunday said that the actor ought to withdraw them and said they were “objectionable”
Nikam who was the prosecutor for the March 12, 1993 blasts trial and had demanded capital punishment for Yakub, which special Tada trial judge P D Kode granted, said the actor’s statements at this stage were “uncalled for.” “He is trying to undermine the image of the Judiciary,” said Nikam adding, “This is objectionable,” he told TOI on Sunday.
“I expect Salman to withdraw his statements on Twitter,” he added. Salman Khan, whose latest film Bajrangi Bhaijan is a superhit, tweeted around 2 am that Tiger, not Yakub, must be hanged. He called Yakub, “innocent” and said “killing an innocent, would be killing humanity.”
Salman Khan, took jibes at Tiger Memon, the prime absconding accused who is the alleged master mind and older brother of Yakub Memon and said, “brother is being hanged for Tiger, Aarrre whr is tiger?”
“Get Tiger, hang him, Parade him not his brother,” read another tweet followed by one that said, “Kidhar chupa hai tiger? Hey koi tiger nahi hai hai hai billi aur hum ek billi ko nahi pakad sakteh.” Salman even tweeted a “request to “Sharif Saab’ to release Tiger from his country.
“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…” said the actor in another tweet directing his anger towards the authorities for not catching Tiger Memon yet.
Yakub’s plea for a stay of the July 30 execution date fixed by the state will come up for hearing on Monday in the Supreme Court and his mercy plea before the governor of Maharashtra following the rejection of his curative plea is to be decided. The SC had commuted the death sentence for ten other convicts in the case — mostly planters — but had upheld Yakub’s since it said he was the conspirator and thus played a bigger key role as an archer in the blasts that had killed 257 innocent Mumbaikars and left over 713 injured for life, in Mumbai’s deadliest blasts yet.
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