01, Aug 2015
Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy clarified in his tweet, “When I suggested intelligence keeping a tab, I mentioned no community.”
Written by Samudra Gupta Kashyap
Guwahati Updated: Aug 1, 2015, 9:11
Hours after he tweeted that intelligence agencies should keep a tab on people who assembled for 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon’s last rites as many of them could be “potential terrorists”, Tripura Governor Tathagata Roy told The Indian Express that such people are “definitely prima facie suspects”.
“I stand by what I have said on Twitter. All those who went to attend Yakub Memon’s funeral, other than his family members, close relatives and friends, are definitely prima facie suspects. There must be some potential threat element in these people. They ought to be kept under surveillance,” Roy said.
Earlier in the day, Roy, a former BJP state president for West Bengal, had tweeted, “Intelligence shd keep a tab on all (expt relatives & close friends) who assembled bfr Yakub Memon’s corpse. Many are potential terrorists.”