Salman Khan takes back his tweets about Yakub Memon who is allegedly involved in Mombai blasts in 1993. Salman also apologized for his comments which evoked a strong response on social media and from political parties. Salman said that he did not by any means suggest that Yakub Memon is innocent after he repeatedly tweeted in his favour and said that his brother Tiger Memon should be hanged instead of Yakub.
After an uproar was created on social media about Salman’s immature tweets, he apologized for any misunderstandings which might have been created by him unintentionally. But Salman stood by his statement that Yakub Memon should not pay the price for Tiger Memon’s crimes. Even Salman’s father, Salim Khan, spoke against him on this issue. He said that Salman did not have any knowledge about the issue and he shouldn’t be taken seriously. He also said that Salman’s tweets were immature and pointless. Salman criticized Tiger Memon for hiding and letting his brother take the fall for him. He called Tiger a wolf and said that the wolf who ran away should be hanged and not his brother.
Yakub Memon was found guilty of getting the money and purchasing the vehicles which were utilized by the bombers. He, however, insisted that he had no direct involvement in the bombings. A mercy petition was submitted by Yaqub Memon to the Mahrashtra government. If his pleas are declined then he is going to be hanged on 30th of July.
Ashish Shelar, the president of Mombai BJP, submitted a letter to Mumbai high court requesting for cancellation of Salman Khan’s bail. The letter was submitted to the high court in response to Salman’s earlier tweets which indicate Salman supporting a convict. The underworld is suspected to using film industry of Mumbai for money laundering. It is very unusual for a Bollywood star to speak against underworld dons like Dawood Ibrahim and Tiger Memon.