New Delhi: Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt will now have to pack his bags and get back to Pune's Yerwada Jail once again. Fresh reports suggest that the actor's application seeking an extension in his 14-day long furlough has apparently been rejected.
The Maharashtra government had ordered probe into the repeated leaves granted to the actor. The 55-year-old actor was out on a 14-day furlough during Christmas and New Year, and had applied for an extension, which ended last night. However, Dutt reportedly came back home due to lack of coordination between the prison and police authorities on his application seeking an extension of leave of absence.
Now, reports suggest that his application for extension has been rejected, and he will surrender today. Meanwhile, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis had said that the government will neither favour anyone nor will do any kind of discrimination.
Dutt has been out on parole, on several occasions ever since he was convicted in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case by the Supreme Court in March 2013. In December last year, when his wife Manyata Dutt had taken ill, he was granted a month-long break to take care of his two kids, which even got extension due to Manyata's poor health conditions. He also got a 30 day furlough on grounds of his own bad health in October that year.
Due to frequent parole application, the Bollywood actor had sparked a controversy, where authorities were questioned over granting him leave. Dutt is serving his remaining 42 month prison term in connection with the illegal possession of arms in 1993 Mumbai blasts.