New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a plea seeking extension of time granted to Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt to surrender and undergo jail term in connection with 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. They pleaded before the Apex Court to extend the time granted to Dutt for surrender.

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.

Now, Dutt would have to surrender before jail authorities on May 16.

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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