There is good news for all the fans of Sanjay Dutt. The man will walk free from jail on 27th February. Well if you are wondering isn’t that a little early, that’s because his pending seven months have been pardoned, on account of good behaviour in the jail.
He has completed his punishment of five years, with various paroles, sick leaves for wife, kid and the neighbour!
In these five years, if you have forgotten why he was jailed in the first place. Read on and refresh your memory.
The case that was…
Sanjay Dutt was found guilty of having illegal weapons in his possession. After a long drawn battle, he was convicted in 2007. There were several appeals after that.
What was found?
The police found a pistol, a rifle and an AK-56 in his home. This is the time of the 1993 Mumbai blasts. He pleaded that he was keeping these weapons to protect his family. But the police suspected him of aiding the terrorists.
Conviction in 2007
After 2007, he pleaded innocence in the Supreme Court, but his conviction stood. Since May 2013, he has been in the jail in Pune.
How mach time behind bars?
He might be officially in jail, but he has actually spent 118 days out of it. Many VIPs have been criticized for giving him this privilege.
Who all pleaded for him?
Even people like Markandey Katju pealed for his pardon, but all requests were turned down.
My name is Sanjay Dutt and I’m not a terrorist!
Katju had argued that Dutt had made an error, but was in fact not an terrorist.
Made a scapegoat?
Dutt actually got jailed as the government used his case as an example for others and him as a scapegoat.
The reference point!
We are talking of the serial blasts that tore through Mumbai on 12th March, 1993, in which 257 innocent people died.
The attacks were planned by Dawood Ibrahim and were carried out by Tiger Memon and his younger brother.
Best Wishes for New Life
We wish the actor who has had a turbulent life since young a fresh start and all the best.