No home cooked food for Sanjay Dutt, jail authorities move TADA court

Updated: May 27, 2013, 16:26 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, who is yet to complete a month of his three-and-a-half-year jail term, is in for a bad news.

The Yerawada jail authorities today moved a designated TADA court against allowing home food to actor Sanjay Dutt citing the prison manual which does not provide for extension of such a facility.

Dutt, who is lodged in Yerawada Central prison in Pune, was allowed to have home food and medicines by the TADA court when he surrendered on May 16 to serve his remaining 42 months sentence following his conviction in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case.

The application was filed today and would be heard in due course, according to jailor Yogesh Desai.

The 53-year-old actor was first taken to Arthur Road jail after his surrender and later shifted to Yerawada prison.

The jail authorities are yet to take a decision on the mandatory manual work the actor is supposed to undertake as an inmate. He is currently being kept in a separate cell for security reasons.

The actor has also been assigned the task of making paper files because the authorities do not want him to mingle with other inmates in the jail for security reasons. Dutt will undertake this task inside his cell in Maximum Security Enclosure 3.

The last time he was in Yerawada, Dutt was given the work of knitting cane chairs. For this, he was paid Rs 12.50 per day meant for an unskilled worker in jail.

Watch this space for more updates on the matter.

(With PTI inputs)