Those present at Yakub Memon's funeral are 'potential terrorists': Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy

A day after Yakub Memon was hanged to death in Nagpur Central Jail, Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy on Friday created a controversy by dubbing those present at the funeral of 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict as “potential terrorists”.

Those present at Yakub Memon's funeral are 'potential terrorists': Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy

New Delhi: A day after Yakub Memon was hanged to death in Nagpur Central Jail, Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy on Friday created a controversy by dubbing those present at the funeral of 1993 Mumbai serial blasts convict as “potential terrorists”.

Writing on Twitter, Roy said that all those who were present at Yakub's funeral, except relatives and friends, could be “potential terrorists” and that intelligence agencies should keep a tab on them.

Roy wrote on Twitter:

After he faced backlash over his controversial remarks, the Tripura Governor sought to clarify:

After being hanged in Nagpur jail, Yakub's body was brought to Mumbai where he was buried after a funeral procession.

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