Zee Media Bureau
New Delhi: The furore over actor Sanjay Dutt`s parole extension refuses to die down and now the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has sought a report from the Maharashtra Government on the same.
Dutt was convicted by the Supreme Court for illegal possession of arms in relation to the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case and was sentenced to 6 years of imprisonment.
Dutt had served 18 months of his jail term earlier and had surrendered himself to the TADA court on May 18th, 2013 to serve the remaining punishment.
In less than a year, he had been granted parole three times by the Maharashtra Govt. The 54-year-old actor has been out on parole since December 21 and was going to return to the Yerawada Jail in Pune on February 21.
Dutt had again applied for parole in order to attend his ailing wife and look after his twin children. And his wish was granted! His parole was again extended till 21st March.
The repeated extension of parole to the actor has triggered criticism from several quarters and accusations that the Maharashtra government is trying to save the actor.
The MHA bogged down by the societal pressure has finally ordered a probe into this unfair ordeal of parole extension to Dutt.
And this is only but fair to satisfy the consciousness of the masses.