Sanjay Dutt bids good-bye to his family, returns to jail today
Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt’s furlough ends today and the actor leaves Mumbai for return Pune Yerawada jail today. Sanjay was on leave from jail on medical ground. He is serving jail in connection to Mumbai 1993 blasts which took away many innocent lives. He bade good-bye to his family.
On October 1st, Sanjay was granted leave for 14 days on medical ground and again he applied for parole extension which was granted by the jail authorities and gave him another 14 days parole extension.
Dutt’s first 14 days furlough is suppose to end on 15th October but the actor applied for extension which the jail authorities has accepted.
Sanjay who was serving the remaining three and a half years in jail in related to 1992 Bombay blast moved out of jail for 14 days on medical ground. While in jail, Sanjay suffered leg pain and he had problem in walking. He seeks leave for treatment and to spend time with his family.
On October 1, when Mr Dutt left jail, he told the press: "I'm a law abiding citizen. I want to spend this time peacefully with my family."
According to the jail manual, a convicted prisoner in jail can avail any one options of the two temporary leave from the jail to visit his home, either parole or furlough.
Parole is granted in cases of emergencies, furlough is available as a right to the prisoner.
A senior jail officer told dna, “Under the rules, a prisoner who has been convicted can apply for parole leave for 30 days, in case of any emergency in his family. This can be extended to another 60 days. Furlough for 14 days is available to a convict inmate who has spent two years in jail. This can also be extended by another 14 days.”
The officer added, “The new rules say that a prisoner convicted for offences such as dacoity, kidnapping, smuggling and those under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act shall not be released on furlough.”
Sanjay Dutt has been serving jail as he has been found guilty of possessing illegal arms which was used in Mumbai blast incident in 1993. Sanjay was moved from the Arthur road jail to Pune Yerwada jail on May 16th, 2013.
The actor has already served jail term for one and a half years and now he is serving the remaining three and a half years in jail.
Few days back, it was reported that Sanjay and two other convicts associated with 1993 serial bomb blasts case may get reduction of span of jail sentence. The reduction of sentence is asked on the basis of humanitarian grounds which in turn are based on the good conduct of the convicts.