MUMBAI: 1993 Mumbai blast convict Yakub Memon’s execution raised several debates amongst top levels and common people. The Mumbai Crime Branch is now on the lookout for Memon’s sympathizer Zuber Ahmed Khan who reportedly published a post on social media saying that he now plans to give up his Indian citizenship and become an official spokesperson of terror outfit Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
Soon after his post went viral on the social media, the police have issued a search warrant against him and a team had traced Khan to Bandra but he fled before the officials could arrest him.
On July 30, the day Memon was executed, Zuber Khan had made several posts before and after his execution where he tagged Memon as a ‘martyr’. No case has been registered against him.
In one of his posts addressed to IS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi on a popular social networking website, Zuber expressed his desire to become an official spokesperson for the extremist group. Khan claims to be a journalist on his social media accounts and is reported to be a resident of Navi Mumbai.
BJP-Shiv Sena led Maharashtra government has been keeping a track on the internet and social media activities to make sure that the hate messages on different platforms such as Twitter and WhatsApp did not stir up passions in connections with the execution of Yakub Memon.
Messages that were expected to spread hatred amongst different sections of the society were blocked following the hanging of Yakub Memon.
First Published | 6 August 2015 2:10 PM