The parole of actor Sanjay Dutt, a convict in the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts case, has been extended till February 21. The divisional commissioner’s officer confirmed this Monday.
“He (Dutt) has been granted one month’s parole leave extension till February 21 on medical grounds. The conditions remain the same and the police report has been in his favour as there has been no breach of any conditions,” said an official. The actor had sought an extension of the parole on account of his wife Maanyata’s poor health. She is learnt to have been operated upon on January 8 and is scheduled to undergo another surgery.
Dutt was released from Yerawada jail on a parole of 30 days on December 20. Activists had protested against the government for granting him parole.
Meanwhile, another convict in the 1993 blasts case, Zaibunnisa Kazi (70), has also been granted parole. She had sought parole to be with her ailing mother.