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RSS welcomes Sanjay Dutt's conviction

delhi Updated: Aug 04, 2007 22:42 IST
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The RSS has welcomed the jailing of Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt for possessing weapons illegally as a "well-deserved" punishment.

In an editorial in its mouthpiece "Organiser", it, however, flayed the role of the media over its coverage of Dutt's case as "revolting".

"Nobody asks what this man was doing with AK-47s and AK-56 in his house. In India, most of the high-profile culprits go scot-free and by handing down the well-deserved punishment to Dutt, Justice (Pramod Dattaram) Kode has once again proved that the Indian judiciary delivers justice, albeit a little delayed," the editorial said.

The verdict, it said, has come as a relief to the "patriots" and the families of 257 people killed and 800 injured in the 1993 Bombay serial explosions.

"The Bombay serial bombings, the Beant Singh assassination and the Coimbatore serial blasts -- though all these verdicts are from the lower courts and could be challenged, it is a solace that the guilty have been brought under the law and their faces revealed," the editorial said.

It accused the ruling UPA of extending political patronage to terror suspects.