Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, convicted in the the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, will walk out a free man from Pune’s Yerwada jail on February 25, after Maharashtra government cleared a proposal for remission of his sentence by about 10 months on ground of good conduct.
According to latest media reports, it is confirmed that the Munnabhai actor will be released in the early hours of February 25.
The 56-year-old actor has served more than 50 months out of the 60-month sentence. He was granted a regular remission to Sanjay Dutt on account of good conduct.
The imprisoned actor was convicted for illegal possession of arms in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case. The Supreme Court had convicted Dutt in 1993 Mumbai blast case and was imprisoned in 1996.
He had spent 18 months in the jail before walking out on bail. The apex court, later in 2013, sentenced him to five years in prison for the crime taking into account the 18 months that Dutt had earlier spent and he was to spend another 42 months to complete the five year jail term.
Earlier, his frequent breaks from jail have been criticised in the past as evidence of VIP treatment. The 56-year-old actor was out on parole, several times. In December 2014, he was granted a furlough of 14 days, in December 2013, he was granted parole for 28 days that was extended for another 28 days as his wife was diagnosed with TB, and also in October 2013, when he was granted a furlough of 14 days, which was again extended for another 14 days.