Manyata unwell, Sanjay Dutt granted one month parole

Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt was again granted one month parole. In October this year, he was allowed to leave jail for 15 days on health ground. He was then granted furlough.  

"He has been granted one-month parole on the recommendation made by the prison officials. The date of his release on parole will be decided by them after completing the formalities," Divisional Commissioner Prabhakar Deshmukh told PTI.

It is reported that the actor has applied for parole to be by his wife Manyata’s side who is unwell. Manyata is sick and she will undergo surgery. Sanjay Dutt is locked in Pune Yerawada jail following his conviction in 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blasts. He has been found guilty of possessing illegal weapons.

However, Deputy Inspector General of Prisons R Dhamne said that the jail authorities are yet to receive the order of parole sanction from the office of the Divisional Commissioner. If all the formalities complete timely then Sanjay Dutt would be allow to go home on Saturday.

Yerawada Prison superintendent Yogesh Desai said, "We have not yet received any communication from the divisional commissioner's office on Dutt's parole. After we receive it, he will be released after completion of the formalities."

Pune Divisional Commissioner Prabhakar Deshmukh further said, "I have signed the parole application after the reports forwarded by the police and the Yerawada jail authorities were received and the reason stated is that his wife Manyata is ill and has to undergo a surgery," said Deshmukh.

Deshmukh informed that Sanjay Dutt can be released on a surety and personal bond of Rs 5,000 each and the Yerwada prison superintendent has to decide on the release.