Mumbai HC questions govt on early release of Khalnayak

Vastavam web: Here is a shocking news for senior actor Sanjay Dutt from Mumbai High court. The court has questioned the government on early release of the actor who is convicted in Mumbai serial blasts case in 1993. The court expressed doubt that how could the government assess the good conduct in Sanjay where as he spent most of the time out side of the jail either on bail or parole.

Dutt was earlier sentenced to five years in jail for possession of arms, which were a part of the consignment used in the 1993 blasts. The actor, who was on bail during the trial, had surrendered in May 2013 after the Supreme Court upheld his conviction. Dutt was let out in February 2016, eight months early, on account of his good conduct while in Pune’s Yerwada prison.

A division bench of justices RM Sawant and Sadhana Jadhav was hearing a public interest litigation by Pune resident Pradeep Bhalekar challenging the regular paroles and furloughs granted to Dutt when he was serving his sentence. The court then directed the state government to file an affidavit stating what parameters were considered and the procedures followed while deciding that Dutt deserved leniency.