Mumbai: Actor Sanjay Dutt, who was sent to the Arthur Road Central jail in Mumbai after he surrendered before a TADA court on Thursday, conveyed about his wellness to his family and fans. His lawyer, Rizwan Merchant, who visited him in the jail said that the actor has conveyed this message to his fans and closed ones that he is ok in the jail.

Dutt is currently lodged in the high security egg-shaped cell and had requested the TADA court to shift him to another cell until he is not shifted to Yerwada Jail in Pune.

Meanwhile, Dutt spent a restless first night in the anda cell reading spiritual books. He did some exercises on his first morning in the jail. Dutt has got permission to carry with him Bhagwat Gita, Ramayan and Hanuman Chalisa, a jail official said.
 "The `anda' (egg-shaped) cell does not have enough light and Dutt felt suffocated due to insufficient ventilation," his lawyer told the TADA court on Friday.
Merchant further said that the egg-shaped cell was generally used to keep the hardened criminals or those arrested on terrorism-related charges. Dutt, he said, was not convicted under TADA, and was not a terrorist. Dutt had been sentenced under Arms Act and should be kept in barracks with other prisoners instead of segregating him, advocate Merchant said. Judge G A Sanap asked him to file a written application so that he could pass an order after hearing the prosecution.
In which prison Dutt would serve his sentence was yet to be decided, said Additional Director General of Police (Prisons) Meera Borwankar.
Dutt has already spent 18 months in jail after his arrest in April 1993, and has three-and-half years to serve. The Supreme Court had reduced his sentence from six years to five years.
Meanwhile, another lawyer on Friday moved the TADA Court seeking "security" for Dutt inside the prison, citing instances of attacks by inmates. However, the court rejected his petition saying that the lawyer, H Holmagi, had no `locus standi' (he had not been engaged by Dutt). "Sanjay Dutt is capable of protecting himself and his family," judge Sanap said, ticking off the lawyer.


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