Sanjay Dutt Released from Yerwada Jail Actor Sanjay Dutt was released from Yerwada jail in the morning of February 25 after serving 42 months for possessing an AK-56 supplied by gangsters behind a series of bomb blasts in Mumbai in 1993. From offering prayers at Siddhivinayak to visiting the grave of his mother Nargis and finally meeting the press.
Sanjay Dutt Released from Yerwada Jail
Reports said that he would meet family and friends including Bollywood superstar Salman Khan later in the day. According to media, Salman Khan had sent bodyguards to the Mumbai airport to escort Dutt on his trip across the city.
Dutt was first arrested on April 19, 1993, for possession and destruction of an AK-56 rifle, which was a part of cache of arms and explosives which landed in India prior to the serial blasts of March 1993. He spent 18 months in jail in 1993. On July 31, 2007, the TADA court in Mumbai sentenced him to six years’ rigorous imprisonment under the Arms Act and imposed a fine of Rs 25,000. In 2013, the Supreme Court upheld the ruling but reduced the sentence to five years.
His Bollywood friends were also happy at his release. While Hirani, who will shortly start shooting a biopic on the actor, said he was “very happy”, filmmaker Subhash Ghai also said he wants to make a film with Dutt.
Dutt said after coming out of jail “I love my country and I am proud of it. The country is my motherland, hence I kissed the ground and saluted the national flag on coming out of the jail.
Now after releasing from jail the 56 year old actor is quite happy and will be looking forward for a new start.