Film producer Shakeel Noorani has moved the Supreme Court seeking cancellation of Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt’s bail, granted to him in 2007 following an appeal challenging his conviction in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts.
A special TADA court in Mumbai had in November 2006 acquitted Dutt of TADA charges but held him guilty under Arms Act for possessing a weapon illegally. He was sentenced to six years’ imprisonment.
In his plea before SC, Noorani alleged he had received threat calls twice in January this year from the underworld.
The calls, he claimed, were made at Dutt’s behest as the caller had asked Noorani to withdraw his civil suit pending against the actor before the Bombay High Court.
Acting on Noorani’s suit, the HC had in December 2010 ordered attachment of Dutt’s residence at Palli Hills and office located at Santa Cruz . Dutt’s appeal against the order is being heard by a bench of two judges.
According to Noorani, he moved SC after the police failed to act on his complaint filed immediately after he received the calls.
The producer had filed a suit before HC after Dutt refused to fulfill his promise to complete a film launched by him in 2001. Though the shooting began in 2002, Dutt did not oblige Noorani with more dates. The suit before HC claims Noorani suffered a loss of about R4 crore due to non-completion of the film. He has demanded over Rs 2 crore.