According to jail officials, the 56-year-old actor, who has been surrounded by controversies triggered by accusations that he availed of irregular remission in his sentence and was accorded a special treatment by the authorities, will be released tomorrow.
    
According to his lawyers, Dutt's remission days were calculated in accordance with rules and jail manual.
    
"Dutt will be released tomorrow (February 25) in the morning around 10 AM in keeping with the normal procedures as applied to every prisoner who has completed his sentence and jail term," Yerawada Jail Superintendent UT Pawar said.
    
Maharashtra Minister of State for Home Ram Shinde yesterday said the actor will be completing his jail term on February 25, after counting in the eight months and 16 days he earned as exemption or remission on account of good behaviour in prison.
    
Dutt was lodged in the Yerawada prison in May 2013 to undergo remainder of his sentence after being convicted for illegal possession of arms under the Arms Act.
    
According to jail officials, the 'Khalnayak' and 'Munnabhai' of the silver screen was given work of making paper bags in his cell.
    
The Bollywood star was arrested on April 19, 1993, for possession and destruction of an AK-56 rifle, which was a part of cache of arms and explosives which landed in India prior to the serial blasts of March 1993.

During his imprisonment, he was granted parole of 90 days in December 2013 and again for 30 days later.

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