Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, who was granted a month's leave from Pune's Yerwada Jail earlier this month, is on his way to Mumbai. He left the prison at 10 am today.
Mr Dutt was sanctioned leave for a month by Pune's divisional commissioner Prabhakar Deshmukh after he filed an application citing his wife Maanyata's illness. However, Maanyata Dutt was seen at two separate events at the same time
and the news of Mr Dutt being granted yet another parole stirred
controversy and invited protests from activists. A doctor, who examined her, later certified she has been diagnosed with a tumour in the liver and a suspected heart ailment.
Mr Dutt has already spent the whole of October on leave at home in Mumbai. He was granted two weeks leave on medical grounds on October 1 and an extension of another two weeks on October 14.
Mr Dutt had surrendered in a TADA court in Mumbai in May after the Supreme Court delivered a final verdict on the Bollywood actor's part in the bomb blasts that ripped Mumbai apart in 1993. Mr Dutt, who was sentenced to six years in jail in 2007, had his sentence reduced by a year. He had already served 18 months of his sentence and was sent to prison to serve the remaining 42 months left of the five-year jail term he was handed by the Supreme Court.