IT IS official: Sanjay Dutt will walk out of the Yerwada Central Prison on Thursday. While there was speculation about the exact date of release of the actor’s five-year term, the prison authorities on Monday confirmed that the actor will walk out on February 25.
His jail term had been in the news for the number of parole and furlough leaves he got during his days behind bars.
Additional Director General D K Upadhyay confirmed that the actor’s jail term ends on February 25.
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Dutt is scheduled to step out of the jail on Thursday morning and will be received by his wife Manyata and children among other family members. Sources said there will be no permission either for a welcoming ceremony or any farewell planned by inmates.
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The actor was also put behind bars in 1996 for possession of illegal firearms in the Mumbai serial blasts case and a got bail after serving a prison term of 18 months. In 2013, the SC, while sentencing him to a five-year term, ordered him to complete the remaining 42 months of his term. During this jail term, he was out several times on parole and furlough leaves.