Salman retracts his tweets defending Yakub Memon, offers unconditional apology

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Mumbai, July 26: Salman Khan offered an unconditional apology on Sunday after his tweets supporting 1993 Mumbai blasts acussed, Yakub Memon, sparked a massive controversy.

The Bollywood star took to Twitter to apologise for his tweets in which he protested against the hanging of Memon.

Salman retracts tweets defending Yakub

"I would like to unconditionally apologise for any misunderstanding I may have created unintentionally," tweeted the actor.

[Salman Khan supports Yakub Memon: Who said what?]

The 49-year-old actor further said that he is retracting from his comments after his father Salim Khan said him to do so but remained firm on his statement that Tiger Memon, the key conspirator in the Mumbai blasts case, must be hanged for his crimes and not his brother.

 

Meanwhile, miffed with his statement BJP demanded cancellation of the actor's bail in the 2002 hit-and-run case.

Mumbai BJP president Ashish Shelar met Maharashtra Governor Ch Vidyasagar Rao and submitted a letter requesting cancellation of bail granted to Salman by the Bombay High Court.

"I submitted a letter to the Governor requesting cancellation of bail of convicted Salman Khan for supporting a convict," said Shelar.

 

"Very disappointing to see Salman Khan ask for release of Yakub Memon. His (Salman's) bail should be cancelled on the basis of the support for crime," he said in a tweet.

OneIndia News
(With inputs from agencies)

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