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Bombay High Court questions Sanjay Dutt’s early release from jail

Bombay High Court has sought a reply from the Maharashtra government on the eight months early release of Sanjay Dutt

Sanjay Dutt
Sanjay Dutt

Sanjay Dutt has busied himself in front of the camera but it looks like the past is back to haunt him. The actor walked free from the Yerwada Jail last year in February and a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) was filed questioning his early release. A former convict, Pradeep Bhalekar, reportedly filed a PIL last year following which the Bombay High Court yesterday granted the Maharashtra government three weeks to file an affidavit justifying Sanjay Dutt’s early release from jail. Sanjay Dutt was convicted for possessing illegal arms during the 1993 serial blasts and sentenced to five years of imprisonment. During the trial, Dutt had already spent 18 months in jail and was released on bail. In 2013 he was convicted and had to serve the remaining 42 months of his sentence. During his imprisonment, Sanju was let out several times on parole. In February 2016, Sanjay Dutt was released from jail eight months early on the grounds of good behaviour.

Sanjay Dutt stepped out as a free man last year and was quick to face the camera. He has finished the shoot of his comeback film ‘Bhoomi’, directed by Omung Kumar. The ‘Khalnayak’ star has also given a nod to several projects including romantic thriller ‘Malang’ and ‘Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3’.

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