Sanjay Dutt released early as per rules: M’shtra govt to HC

The Maharashtra government justified its decision to grant remission of eight months to actor Sanjay Dutt in the 1993 bomb blasts case, stating in the Bombay High Court that it was done as per rules and no special treatment was given to him.

Sanjay was earlier sentenced to five years in jail for possession of arms, which were a part of the consignment used in the 1993 blasts.

The actor, who was on bail during the trial, had surrendered in May 2013 after the Supreme Court upheld his conviction.

Sanjay was let out in February 2016, eight months early, on account of his good conduct while in Pune’s Yerwada prison.

The government submitted a report before a bench of Justices R.M Savant and Sadhana Jadhav, saying Dutt was granted remission on account of his “good behaviour, discipline and participation in various institutional activities such as physical training, educational programmes and for performing the allotted work.”

(Agencies)

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