Supreme Court Convicts Sanjay Dutt
Supreme Court convicted Bollywood hero Sanjay Dutt upholding his conviction earlier and sentenced him to five years imprisonment. It asked the actor to surrender before four weeks. The court viewed Dutt’s nature of offence and said he can not be released on probation. The apex court upheld the conviction of Sanjay Dutt under Arms Act in 1993 blasts case, but reduced the six year jail term given by TADA court to five years. Though the court agreed with TADA court’s decision to acquit Sanjay, it said there is evidence that offences under Arms Act were clearly made out for possessing and later destroying weapons of prohibited calibre.Sanjay Dutt, who has already served nearly 18 months in jail, will now have to go to jail and serve the remaining term. court also ruled out that he can not shoot films during his jail term. SC also upheld the death sentence of Yakub Abdul Razzak Memon in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case.
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