Bombay High Court Questions The Decision Of Maharashtra Government Of Releasing Sanjay Dutt Early From Jail

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Sanjay Dutt

Sanjay Dutt was released eight months early than the stated imprisonment.

The Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt was found convicted for his role in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case. He was sentenced to five years of imprisonment for his crime. He was imprisoned in the Yerawada Central Prison in Pune for illegal possession and destruction of an AK-56 rifle.

But it was last year in February when the actor was released almost eight months before he could complete his punishment. He was actually to be released in the month of November last year but was released early on the account of his good behavior and the hard work he did while in the jail. He used to even host the jail’s internal Radio station ‘Radio YCP.’

But now, after almost a year, the Bombay High Court has questioned the decision of the Maharashtra State Government of releasing the actor early from jail.

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A report of Hindustan Times states that a bench of judges including Justice RM Savant and Justice Sadhana Jadhav has asked the state government to file an affidavit. They want the government to state the parameters considered and the procedure that was followed before releasing the actor from jail.

Justice Sawant has been quoted by the daily asking, ‘Was the deputy inspector general of police (prisons) consulted or did the jail superintendent directly send his recommendation to the governor?”

He further asks, “How did the authorities assess that Dutt’s conduct was good? When did they get the time to make such an assessment when he was out on parole half the time?”

It was actually a hearing of a Public Interest Litigation (PIL), which was filed inquiring the reason of the early release of Dutt.

Is this PIL going to cause any more trouble to the actor? That is something only the time can tell!