Sanjay Dutt out of jail for 14 days
1993 Mumbai serial blast convict and Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, who is serving a jail term, has been granted to go out of the prisonl for 14 days to visit Mumbai for treatment of his leg.
While some call it parole, it is termed as a furlough by some media as the actor was granted the permission to go out of jail by the jail authorities after he said he is unwell, and not the court. Paroles are granted by courts.
He is lodged in Yerwada prison.
The Supreme Court in July this year had rejected Sanjay Dutt's curative petition on his punishment. The curative petition was filed after a review petition of his imprisonment was dismissed.
Sanjay Dutt earlier surrendered in a Mumbai court on May 16 and went to jail.
Dutt had to surrender after the Supreme Court ruled out any extension of surrender time to Dutt in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case.
On May 10, giving a blow to Dutt, the Supreme Court rejected his plea that sought review of its March 21 decision where he was convicted.
The Supreme Court on Mar 21 announced its verdict on Dutt for illegal arms possession during the Mumbai bombings that had killed 257 people in 1993 in the nation's financial hub.
On Mar 12, 1993, twelve coordinated blasts in Bombay Stock Exchange, Air India Building at Nariman Point and hotels Sea Rock and Juhu Centaur resulted in death of at least 257 people and injury to more than 700.
It was alleged that the blasts were the instruments to avenge the demolition of the Babri mosque in Ayodhya in December 1992 and were allegedly conspired by underworld don Dawood Ibrahim (believed to be hiding in Pakistan now) and two other terrorists-Tiger Memon and his brother Yakub Memon.
(Posted on 01-10-2013)