Even as the fate of Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt's application for extension of leave of absence from the jail remains uncertain, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today said the government would follow the law strictly, without thinking of the people involved.
Troubled Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt was granted a 14-day furlough by the Yerawada Jail authorities this morning. The 55-year-old actor was quoted as saying that he has lost around 18 kgs in jail. The actor, who is serving the remaining 42 months of his prison term in connection with the illegal possession of arms in 1993 Mumbai blasts, has been out on parole on several occasions.
This Bollywood actor has never witnessed a smooth-sailing life per say. His journey has always been full of road blocks. No prize for guessing that we are indeed referring to none other than Sanjay Dutt. Yes, the actor who is often reckoned with a lot many successful films in Hindi cinema, is currently leading a tough battle in Yerawada prison, Pune. On his birthday, let`s take a look at his journey so far.
Two weeks after he was granted a month-long parole, Sanjay Dutt was Saturday released from Pune`s Yerwada Jail even as the controversy over "frequency" at which he is getting leave from jail refuses to die down.
Quashing speculation, Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil Friday asserted he has not received any communication from the central government on the issue of granting a remission of sentence or pardon to incarcerated actor Sanjay Dutt.
Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, who was sentenced to five years in Yerwada jail for illegal possession of arms in relation to the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts case, has been granted 14-day parole for medical reasons.
A scheduled stage appearance of actor Sanjay Dutt in a cultural programme to raise welfare funds for jail staff, failed to materialise last evening as prison authorities postponed the show due to "security reasons".