Mumbai: A large posse of policemen has been deployed outside actor Sanjay Dutt's residence at Imperial Heights building in suburban Bandra ahead of his surrender before a designated TADA court on Thursday.

The security has been beefed in the wake of alleged threat to Dutt's life and protest by little known organization "Hindu Rashtra Sena" outside his residence on Wednesday demanding that the actor should not be granted any VIP treatment.

The Supreme Court in its March 21 verdict awarded five year imprisonment to the 53-year-old actor for illegal possession of arms. On May 10, the Supreme Court had dismissed Dutt's plea seeking review of its judgement on his conviction and the five-year jail term.

Dutt's staff have put up a green cloth on the compound wall of his residence at Pali Hill to avoid media glare as media personnel have been camping at Imperial Heights.

Meanwhile, security has also been beefed up at Arthur Road Central Jail where Dutt is likely to be lodged after he gives himself up before the court. Jail authorities had on Wednesday received an anonymous letter alleging threat to Dutt's life. The letter said Dutt would be harmed if he was lodged in Arthur Road Jail.

(Agencies)

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