CBI on Thursday said it has conveyed its views to the Government about any possible move to challenge the acquittal of actor Sanjay Dutt by Bombay High Court two years ago from TADA charges in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case.
A CBI spokesperson said, "It is the prerogative of the central government to decide on filing of appeal. CBI has conveyed its views to the government. Law officers have also conveyed their views."
Two years ago, Dutt was convicted under the Arms Act by the Bombay High Court but was exonerated from charges under anti-terror act TADA following which he got bail from Supreme Court. He is on bail since August, 2007.
Official sources have said that documents for filing the appeal has been sent to Attorney General G E Vahanvati and Solicitor-General Gopal Subramaniam for moving to Supreme Court on the grounds that in case of no further action, other accused in the case may be benefited.
Government had asked the CBI for its opinion as it had carried out investigations into the case.