Sanjay Dutt granted bail by Supreme Court
It is surely a happy occasion for actor Sanjay Dutt, his family and fans as the actor has been granted bail by the Supreme Court. Sanjay Dutt has received six years imprisonment under the Arms and Ammunition Act by the TADA Court in the 1992-93 blasts case in Mumbai. Sanjay Dutt has been granted bail and will be home with his family soon.
Sanjay Dutt along with 16 other convicts in the 1992-93 blasts case in Mumbai were granted bail by the Supreme Court on the common parameter that those convicts who have already spent half the period of the sentence awarded to them are eligible for bail. During the last hearing, the court claimed that it may consider granting bail to those convicts whose crime had a less serious nature in the 1992-93 blasts case. Sanjay Dutt is currently imprisoned at Yerwada jail in Pune and his actual release may take 2-3 days due to legal formalities. Sanjay Dutt has earlier spent around 21 days in prison before, he was granted bail on the technicality of not receiving a copy of the judgment , several others too were granted bail for this reason. However after he received a copy of the judgment, Sanjay Dutt once again surrendered before the court . Sanjay was then hoping to get bail before Diwali so that he could be with his family on the festive occasion. But he was not granted bail before Diwali and had to spend it in jail. Dutt has also spent around 18 months in prison earlier, he has already completed around one-fourth f his six year term.
Now Sanjay along with 16 other convicts have received bail. However certain impositions have been put, those granted bail will have to furnish a bond as per the TADA Court and there passports too will be kept in custody. The Special TADA judge who presided over 1992-93 blasts case would also have to be informed. All those who have been granted bail will have to report to a Special Task force of the CBI once a month. Sanjay and the others have been granted bail till their appeals come up for hearing in the Supreme Court.
Meanwhile Sanjay Dutt’s friends, family and the film industry folk are extremely happy to hear of Sanju baba receiving bail. Sanjay’s sister, MP Priya Dutt said “''We are happy that he would come here soon. We hope for a better tomorrow and want to thank all who have supported us to overcome the situation.”