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Sanjay Dutt’s parole extended by 14 days

india Updated: Oct 15, 2013 01:17 IST
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Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, currently out of the Yerwada Central Jail on parole, has secured a 14-day extension on medical grounds, official sources said here Monday.

Dutt, 53, whose parole period is due to end on Monday, had made an application for another fortnight’s extension last week.

He will now return to his cell October 29, sources said. On October 1, the incarcerated actor secured a 14-day parole from Yerwada Central Jail on medical grounds.

A parole is a conditional release granted to a prisoner for a limited period of time for a specific purpose and is strictly governed under the Indian jail laws.

“It does not imply commutation of the sentence or amnesty and is purely decided on individual cases, at the discretion of the authorities concerned,” eminent criminal lawyer JP Mishra said.

Dutt is serving a 42-month sentence for his role in the March 1993 Mumbai serial blasts. He was convicted by a Special TADA Court for illegal possession of a pistol and an AK-47 military assault rifle during the March 1993 blasts.