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Court allows Sanjay Dutt to go abroad on tour

The court had earlier allowed Dutt to visit European countries for a shooting assignment.

india Updated: May 24, 2006 22:43 IST

Film actor Sanjay Dutt on Wednesday returned from a tour of European countries to attend the first death anniversary of his father Sunil Dutt on Thursday while a TADA court permitted him to go back again on the same tour till June 17, subject to certain conditions.

The court had earlier allowed Dutt to visit European countries for a shooting assignment.

However, he cut short his visit to attend his father's death anniversary and sought permission to go abroad again to finish his shooting schedules.

The permission was granted by designated Judge PD Kode who asked the actor to file a detailed programme of his visit with the Registrar.

The actor's lawyer Farhana Shah pleaded that Sanjay had to go to London, Denmark, Copanhagen and Paris to shoot for Ashtavinayak's untitled film directed by Abbas-Mustan.

The court directed the actor to refrain from contacting those accused in the case who are absconding and asked him to remain present in the court within 48 hours of getting notice in case it was required.

In his absence, the court asked Sanjay to ensure that his lawyer was present.

Sanjay is facing charge of possessing AK-56 rifle and later destroying it with the help of his friends.

The actor has denied the allegation and witnesses have also not supported the prosecution.

It is the case of the prosecution that some accused, including extradited gangster Abu Salem, had gone to Dutt's residence and "handed" over an AK-56 rifle.

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