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Sanjay Dutt to spend a month in Mumbai`s Arthur Road jail

Last Updated: Monday, May 20, 2013 - 15:20

Mumbai: It seems actor Sanjay Dutt will stay in Mumbai`s Arthur Road Jail for now.

The actor, who was said to be shifted to Pune`s Yerawada Jail, would now stay at the Arthur Road jail for the next one month.

No reasons have yet been cited behind the change of plans.

Earlier, Dutt had appealed to surrender at Pune`s Yerawada jail citing threat to his life. But later withdrew his plea and accepted the court order.

The Arthur Road jail is usually used to keep undertrials, while convicted criminals are shifted to the a central prison in Maharashtra.

The actor, whose lawyer on Friday had made an oral plea to the court to shift Dutt from the Anda Cell after Dutt complained of suffocation, on Sunday refused to file an application to change his cell.

Dutt has been lodged in the high security prison at Arthur Road jail after his surrender on Thursday to serve his sentence in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case.

The 53-year-old actor was taken to the jail in central Mumbai after he surrendered before TADA Court in keeping with the Supreme Court`s deadline to complete his remaining 42-month sentence in the 1993 bomb blast case. He has already spent 18 months in jail.

The Supreme Court, in March this year, reduced Dutt`s sentence to five years from the six-year jail term awarded to him by TADA Court in 2006 for illegal possession of arms.


First Published: Monday, May 20, 2013 - 15:19

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