Mumbai: Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt on Tuesday urged a designated TADA court to allow him to surrender before Yerwada Jail authorities in Pune instead of giving himself up before the special court.

SC denies granting more time to Sanjay Dutt

Judge GA Sanap, hearing the actor's application, asked CBI to file a reply and posted the hearing on Dutt's plea for Wednesday.

Dutt filed the application in the TADA court, hours after the Supreme Court refused to grant Dutt additional time to surrender for undergoing the remaining 42 months jail term in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case. The plea was moved by the producers of Dutt’s two films, Policegiri and Vasooli, for which shootings are yet to be completed.

Earlier, Dutt was granted four more weeks’ time in April to surrender before jail authorities to serve remaining three-and-a-half-year jail term.

On May 10, the Apex Court had rejected Dutt’s plea seeking review of its March 21 judgement in which the court had upheld his conviction under the Arms Act and sentenced him to five years in jail.

Dutt was convicted by the TADA court for illegal possession of a 9 mm pistol and an AK-56 rifle which were part of a consignment of weapons and explosives brought to India for coordinated serial blasts that killed 257 people and injured over 700 in 1993.


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