Mamata Banerjee had good relations with late actor Sunil Dutt, and had rallied behind Sanjay who was handed a five-year sentence by the Supreme Court for illegal weapons possession in a case linked to the 1993 serial blasts
Sanjay Dutt, convicted in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case, will walk out of jail on February 27 after the Maharashtra government cleared a proposal for remission of his sentence. Sanjay Gupta said, "It's fantastic that he will be a free man again and finally be home with his family. His long and painful ordeal will end and he can start life afresh"
Mr Dutt was convicted for illegal possession and destruction of an AK-56 army assault rifle during the 1993 Mumbai communal conflagration before the March 12, 1993 serial bomb blasts in the city
The Centre has asked the Maharashtra government to explain repeated parole given to actor Sanjay Dutt, who is serving a six year jail term in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case.