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Sanjay Dutt granted another 14 days of leave from jail

  | October 14, 2013 12:12 IST (New Delhi)
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Sanjay Dutt was convicted in a case related to the 1993 Mumbai blasts

Actor Sanjay Dutt has been granted another 14 days of leave from Pune's Yerawada Jail where he is serving the rest of the five-year sentence he was handed after being convicted in a case connected to the 1993 Bombay blasts.

Actor Sanjay Dutt has been granted another 14 days of leave from Pune's Yerawada Jail where he is serving the rest of the five-year sentence he was handed after being convicted in a case connected to the 1993 Mumbai blasts.
Mr Dutt was granted leave for 14 days on October 1 on grounds of medical emergency. He was to have returned to jail on October 15.
On October 1, Mr Dutt told the press: "I'm a law abiding citizen. I want to spend this time peacefully with my family."
Mr Dutt, 53, was sentenced in March by the Supreme Court to five years in prison in a case linked to the 1993 terror attack in Mumbai, in which over 250 people died.
He was convicted for possession of an automatic rifle and a pistol that were supplied to him by men subsequently convicted for the bomb blasts. He had earlier been acquitted of the more serious charges of terrorism and conspiracy.
As an under trial, the actor had served 18 months in jail before being released on bail in 2007. He is currently serving a 42-month term in the Pune jail and had applied for leave on the grounds that he was unwell.
The 1993 bombings were seen at the time as the world's worst terrorist attack, with 13 bombs exploding over a two-hour period across Mumbai. Powerful explosives were packed into cars and scooters parked near India's main Bombay Stock Exchange and other sites in the city. 257 died and more than 720 people were injured in the attack.

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