New Delhi: Denying a breather to filmstar Sanjay Dutt, who is serving jail term in 1993 Mumbai blasts case, the Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the curative plea of the actor. Dutt is lodged in Pune’s Yervada Jail after the Apex Court upheld the TADA court’s decision to convict the filmstar.

Dutt, 53, was sentenced to five years in jail by the Apex Court on March 21 for illegal arms possession during the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts. He was told to surrender by April 18 which was later extended till May 16.

The actor on May 16 had surrendered before a TADA court to serve his remaining three-and-a-half year sentence. The actor was later taken to Pune’s Yerwada Jail after the completion of all formalities.

Dutt was convicted by the TADA court for illegally possessing 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.

The Supreme Court in its March 21 verdict awarded five years' imprisonment to the actor. On May 10, the Supreme Court had dismissed Dutt's plea seeking review of its judgement. The Apex Court had on May 14 refused to grant him more time to surrender.


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