Sanjay Dutt seeks parole of 14 days for treatment

Sanjay Dutt who is serving jail of three and a half years at Pune Yerawada jail has applied for parole of 14 days for treatment of an undisclosed disease. In July this year, doctors visited him in jail as he had a problem in walking due to blood circulation. Dutt has submitted application for parole 20 days back and the decision is yet to come.

Sources at the Yerawada jail told dna, “The actor has applied for the parole leave and one of the Bollywood actors acted as surety for him. He applied for the leave some 25 days ago.”

Jail Superintendent Yogesh Desai declined to divulge any details about the ailment but he has confirmed that the 57 year old actor has applied for parole for treatment.

"We have forwarded his parole application to the divisional commissioner, who will take a decision. The divisional commissioner will get a detailed report from the concerned police stations and then decide on the application. While granting parole, the conduct of Sanjay Dutt will also be considered," Desai said.

The additional director general of police (prisons) Meeran Chadha Borwankar said that the matter has not come to her yet.

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.