Tripura: Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy's tweets about Yakub Memon's funeral have evoked sharp responses from everyone. Many have even gone on to slam Tathagata's remark about YYakub Memon. On Friday, Tathagata Roy tweeted that those who attended the last rites of 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon were potential terrorists, who must now be keenly watched by the intelligence agencies.
Yakub Memon was hanged early on Thursday in Nagpur Central Prison after a historic pre-dawn Supreme Court hearing that rejected his 11th hour legal appeal. His body was taken to Mumbai, where he was buried next to his father. A large crowd had gathered when Memon's body arrived at his home in Mahim.He went on to add, "Governors ought to be concerned abt security of state. Intelligence keeping tab on Yakub's mourners is preventing terror. Better than cure"
After receiving criticism for his controversial remarks, Roy tweeted, "When I suggested 'intelligence keeping a tab',I mentiond NO COMMUNITY. So how come I'm accused of being 'communal bigot'? Guilty conscience?"
Intelligence shd keep a tab on all (expt relatives & close friends) who assembled bfr Yakub Memon's corpse. Many are potential terrorists
— Tathagata Roy (@tathagata2) July 31, 2015