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Dutt seeks stay of conviction to contest polls

Actor Sanjay Dutt on Thursday approached the Supreme Court seeking suspension of his conviction in connection with the 1993 Mumbai blasts to contest the Lok Sabha polls.

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi |
March 6, 2009 3:23:34 am

Actor Sanjay Dutt on Thursday approached the Supreme Court seeking suspension of his conviction in connection with the 1993 Mumbai blasts to contest the Lok Sabha polls. Dutt has recently joined the Samajwadi Party and is the party’s candidate from Lucknow. He moved the court seeking parity with cricketer-turned-BJP MP Navjot Singh Sidhu,whose conviction in a case of unintentional killing was stayed by the apex court in 2007. This had enabled Sidhu to fight elections. Dutt’s plea is slated to be heard on Friday,said his advocate,Gaurav Bhatia.

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