Bollywood superstar Sanjay Dutt’s parole will end today (March 21). Sanjay Dutt was released from Pune’s Yerwada jail on one-month parole on December 21 last year on the grounds of his wife Maanyata’s illness. The parole was later extended by a month, till February 21, 2014 and then again till March 21. (Read: Prisoners on parole will have to serve additional term: Patil)
Sanjay Dutt had applied for the third parole saying he wanted to take care of his wife Maanyata, who had undergone surgery earlier. According to reports, Maanyata has a tumour in the liver.
The 53-year-old actor is serving the remaining 42 months of his sentence for illegal possession of arms in a case related to the 1993 serial blasts, in which over 250 people were killed and several hundred wounded.
In early 2013, the Supreme Court upheld his conviction and awarded five-year prison term. He has already served 18 months of his jail term. The actor was shifted to Pune’s Yerwada Central Jail in May last year, nearly a week after he surrendered before a Special Court here.
In the past, Sanjay Dutt faced several protests outside his home and jail for his parole requests. (With PTI inputs)
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