New Delhi: Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt, who was recently awarded five years’ jail term by the Supreme Court for possessing illegal arms during 1993 Mumbai blasts, may move a review petition against his conviction on Tuesday.

Dutt is likely to plead before the court that his statement recorded under TADA should not be used against him as he was already cleared from charges under the act and was convicted only for possessing illegal arms. Sources say that the actor’s petition has been prepared by top lawyers of Delhi.

If this petition is dismissed, then he can again file a curative petition.

Earlier, Sanjay Dutt had announced not to seek any respite from the court saying that he was ready to face the conviction. Now he is looking for legal options to ward off the chances of being sent behind bars again. Actually, many of Sanjay’s films are still incomplete which could be a reason behind his decision to look for legal option in this connection.

It is believed that after filing of review petition, he could get some more time before his surrender to serve the punishment which could be well utilized for completing the projects which he is associated with.

In its decision on March 21, the Apex Court had convicted the star awarding him five years of jail term. Dutt has already completed 18 months behind bars during his trial and now he has to serve only three and half years in jail.

It is to be noted that a review petition can be moved before the same bench of the court which had pronounced the judgement within 30 days of the decision. If the bench is convinced with the points raised by the petitioner, the trial can proceed further.

(JPN/Bureau)

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