The hanging of Yakub Memon and its aftermath, kept the Indian social media and news organisations busy, by kick starting a fiery debate. The storm might have come and receded, but the fact is that the main accused in the 1993 Bombay serial blast case is still at large.
Then what is all the brouhaha about Tiger Memon’s arrest in Karachi?
After over a month of Yakub’s hanging and threats of a backlash, a Pakistani news network Geo news, tweeted that Tiger Memon has been arrested in Karachi. The news triggered a tremendous reaction all over the social media, and netizens started rejoicing.
Tiger memon caught in Pakistan… If it’s true Salman Khan will distribute sweets in his neighborhood.— Amit.A (@Amit_smiling) September 2, 2015
But soon Pakistani authorities crashed the party, by clarifying that the person arrested was another criminal, with a similar alias as the 1993 blast accused. The cyber-crime wing of the FIA had arrested Furqan alias Tiger Memon, for threatening women on social media.
FIA arrested Furqan alias Tiger Memon who was blackmailing girls through fake f-b accounts Indian media confusing him with real Tiger Memon— Hamid Mir (@HamidMirGEO) September 2, 2015
The offender with an infamous alias was charged with blackmailing women, by creating fake profiles on Facebook. But the Indian social media, as is tradition, had already concluded that this was the real Tiger Memon.
The raid was apparently on some cybercafe in Karachi, this ‘Tiger Memon’ used to harass girls on networking sites.— Naila Inayat (@nailainayat) September 2, 2015
The revelation too set off a round of confusion being mocked all over Twitter. But strangely no one was really happy about one pervert being taken off the streets, except a few.
Tiger Memon’s arrest shows tht Modiji’s pressure on Pakistan is working & both countries finally agree on zero tolerance for FB blackmailers— Scotchy(Piyour&Pice;) (@scotchism) September 2, 2015