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Hang Tiger Memon Not Yakub, Says Salman Khan On Twitter

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| July 26 , 2015 , 07:47 IST
Bollywood actor Salman Khan has come out in defence with Yakub Memon, a death row convict in the 1993 Mumbai blast case, saying the wrong man is being hung for the crimes of his brother Tiger Memon. ALSO READ: TVF Brings Out All Deleted Scenes Of Salman Khan’s ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ Before Releasing In Pakistan "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. Salman requested mercy for Yakub in a series of tweets while openly attacked Tiger Memon calling him a 'billi (cat)' and a lomdi (fox) daring him to come out of hiding. ALSO READ: Salman Khan’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan Set To Enter Rs.200 Crore Club Salman even requested Pakistan PM Nawaj Sharif to provide information about Tiger if he is hiding there. Salman that he wanted to do these tweets for last 3 days but was afraid. 53-year-old Yakub 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.

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