Sanjay Dutt surrenders before court and is back in jail
Sanjay Dutt has received a six year imprisonment term under the Arms and Ammunition Act in the 1992-93 bomb blasts case in Mumbai. However the actor along with a few other convicts had received bail after spending 23 days in jail due to the fact that they had not received a judgment copy. However on Monday October 22, Sanjay finally received a copy of his judgment. The actor immediately surrendered and was taken to jail.
Sanjay Dutt was no doubt anxious but maintained his calm; he said “I am hopeful of returning home for Diwali. I’ve lots of wishes from my fans and supporters. Please pray for me.” Sanjay was seen lunching with sweetheart Maanyata before he went to the court to surrender, Maanyata and he had an emotional parting. Sanjay received the 4,340 page judgment copy at noon, he surrendered before the court at around 3 pm. Sanjay was then taken to Arthur Road jail and later in the evening he was shifted to Yerawada jail in Pune. Sanjay’s lawyers are now gearing up to file an appeal for bail in the Supreme Court and they hope to get a bail hearing before the court closes for Diwali holidays. Sanjay was allowed to speak to his daughter Trishala in New York before he was sent to jail.
Sanjay’s lawyers hope to use the fact that Dutt has maintained a clean record in the last 14 years while the case has been on to his credit in seeking bail. Meanwhile another small relief has been that Judge Kode who has been presiding over the blast case agreed in his judgment that there was no nexus between gangster Anees Ibrahim and the delivery of arms to his home. Judge Kode maintained in the judgment that an AK 56 rifle could be used as a self defense weapon. Several witnesses have testified that Dutt had got the revolver as a means of self defense due to threats made to his family.
Sanjay is much better frame of mind to cope with going to jail this time rounds as he is optimistic that he will get bail. When Sanjay was released on bail he did the rounds of several religious shrines along with Maanyata. The actor is maintaining a positive attitude and frame of mind.