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HT Correspondent , Hindustan Times
New Delhi, July 23, 2013
Sanjay Dutt’s last legal option against his conviction and sentence of five-year jail term in the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts was exhausted after the Supreme Court rejected his curative petition on Tuesday. A four-judge bench headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam did not find merit in Dutt’s curative petition — the last procedural resort for a party to seek redressal against the SC’s verdict.

The apex court had on May 10 dismissed his plea for a review of its judgement.

Dutt is presently serving his jail term in the Yerawada jail in Pune after being moved from the Arthur Road jail in Mumbai.

A bench of justice P Sathasivam and justice B S Chauhan had on March 21 upheld Dutt’s conviction but had reduced his jail term from six years to five years.

A TADA court in Mumbai had sentenced him to imprisonment in 2006 under the Arms Act after finding him guilty of illegally possessing a pistol and a rifle.