Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt will walk out from the Yerwada Central Jail ‘ a free man’ on February 27, media reported.
The imprisoned actor, who was convicted for illegal possession of arms in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case, will walk out a free man ahead of his actual release date as he has been granted on grounds of good behaviour.
The Supreme Court had convicted Dutt in 1993 blast case and was imprisoned in 1996. He 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.
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.