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Sanjay Dutt will have to surrender by May 16

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times   Mumbai, May 14, 2013
First Published: 15:28 IST(14/5/2013) | Last Updated: 15:30 IST(14/5/2013)

Actor Sanjay Dutt will have to surrender before the designated TADA judge in Mumbai by May 16 to undergo the remaining period of his sentence awarded by the court.

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to hear the plea of a film producer, who sought more time for the actor to surrender in order to complete two films which are under production.

A bench of justices B S Chauhan and Dipak Misra refused to hear the plea of a film producer in this connection.

On May 10, the SC had dismissed his plea seeking review of its judgment on his conviction and five-year jail term. Earlier on April 15, he had been granted four weeks more time to surrender to undergo the remaining jail term.

The apex court had on March 21 upheld his conviction in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case. Dutt was convicted by the TADA court for illegally possessing a 9 mm pistol and an AK-56 rifle, which were part of a consignment of weapons and explosives brought to India for coordinated serial blasts that killed 257 people and injured over 700 in 1993.

Dutt has been sentenced to five year jail term. He is supposed to surrender before jail authorities on May 16 to undergo his remaining jail term. He has already served one-and-a-half-year jail term.


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