Sanjay Dutt’s Fate To Be Decided By Supreme Court Today

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Today, on 10 May, Friday, the Supreme Court is due to hear Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt’s review petition, in connection with his involvement in the 1993 Bombay blasts case.
Today, on 10 May, Friday, the Supreme Court is due to hear Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt’s review petition, in connection with his involvement in the 1993 Bombay blasts case.

NEW DELHI: Today, on 10 May, Friday, the Supreme Court is due to hear Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt’s review petition, in connection with his involvement in the 1993 Bombay blasts case.

Dutt was sentenced for illegal possession of arms (a 9 mm pistol and an AK-56 rifle) during the 1993 blasts, that killed 257 people and injured over 700. The apex court had reduced his jail term to five years, from the earlier sentence awarded to him in 2006 by the TADA court.

Sanjay Dutt was to surrender himself on 18 April, but one day before that, on 17 April, the Supreme Court had granted him an extension of four weeks to surrender, in order to complete his pending work assignments.

And today, the Supreme Court will review Sanjay Dutt’s review petition, which he had filed against the 21 March judgement upholding his conviction and five years jail in 1993 Bombay serial blasts case.

A bench comprising of P Sathasivam and BS Chauhan, which had delivered March 21 verdict, will go through Dutt’s review plea. The bench will also review pleas made by the other six convicts in the case: namely Yusuf Mohsin Nulwalla, Khalil Ahmed Sayed Ali Nazir, Mohamed Dawood Yusuf Khan, Shaikh Asif Yusuf, Muzammil Umar Qadri and Mohd Ahmed Shaikh.