Cops deny reports of Tiger Memon's call before Yakub's execution

Cops deny reports of Tiger Memon's call before Yakub's execution

Tiger Memon reportedly called up his family at Mahim in Mumbai hours before his brother Yakub Memon was executed in Nagpur.

 
He is said to have spoken to his mother Hanifa, and the call lasted a few minutes.

The Mumbai Police, however, nixed the report and issued a clarification.

“As a daily has reported that fugitive Tiger Memon indicated to his family members he would take revenge and the daily has transcript of that communication, we want to clarify that we don't have any such intercepted conversation and we also clarify that such a said transcript is not from the Mumbai Police,” said Deputy Commissioner of Police Dhananjay Kulkarni, the police spokesperson, in a text message to mediapersons.

Tiger, along with Dawood Ibrahim, is the chief conspirator of the March 12, 1993, serial blasts that claimed 257 lives, injured 713 others and damaged property to the tune of Rs 27 crore — still one of the worst terror attacks in any urban centre across the world.

On July 30, around 5:35 am, Tiger reportedly spoke through Voice-over Internet Protocol (VoIP). Yakub was hanged at 7 am.

Tiger's call reportedly came between Supreme Court's rejection of Yakub's last plea and his hanging.

 His mother was initially reluctant to speak, according to the report, but later consented. When Tiger spoke of revenge, she reportedly told him to stop it. Tiger, now said to be in Pakistan, was the one who drew other members of his family, including Yakub, into the conspiracy.

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