Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt got another breather on Thursday when the special TADA court extended his bail till February 6.
Dutt's application under the Probation of Offenders Act was filed on Monday before Judge PD Kode, who had found him guilty on November 28, 2006 under the Arms Act for possessing an AK-56 rifle and a 9 mm pistol.
The actor has sought reprieve from a jail term under Section 4 of the Probation of Offenders Act, under which he can be released on a bond on assurance of good conduct for a period not less than three years.
Kode also dismissed an intervening application received by the court that opposed Dutt's plea, and instructed prosecution and defence lawyers that the identity of the applicant must not be disclosed.
Earlier, Special Public Prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam told the court that he had no opposition to the court admitting the application.
However, defence counsel VR Manohar said except for the aggrieved person, no other individual can make such intervening applications.