The Pune police on Thursday detained protesters opposing the release of Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, from the Yerawada jail.
Dutt walked free today after serving 42 months under the Arms Act in the 1993 Bombay blast case.
The security outside the Yerawada jail was tightened in view of Dutt’s release. Meanwhile, a PIL has also been filed in Bombay High Court by social activist Pradeep Bhalekar, seeking a stay on early release of the 56-year-old actor.
Watch | Sanjay Dutt walks out of Pune’s Yerwada jail as a free man
Bhalekar has questioned the decision by prison authorities and the state to grant relief to the actor based on his ‘good conduct’ in prison.
The PIL says several convicts secure good-conduct reports from prison authorities but are not granted remission or early release.
Protest outside Pune's Yerwada Central Jail against actor Sanjay Dutt's release, detained by police pic.twitter.com/3joC3p751S— ANI (@ANI_news) February 25, 2016
About 400 convicts in jails across the state have got such certificates, the plea says.
The petitioner will state his PIL before a high court bench on Thursday morning.
WATCH: Actor Sanjay Dutt released from Pune's Yerwada Central Jail in the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts casehttps://t.co/Rt5kH3VD4I— ANI (@ANI_news) February 25, 2016
Reportedly, the actor, son of former Congress leader and late actors Sunil Dutt and Nargis, who has been out on parole for 90 days in December 2013 and again in August last for 30 days for personal reasons, will be released 103 days ahead of his full prison term.
Posters put up outside Actor Sanjay Dutt's residence in Pali Hill (Bandra, Mumbai) pic.twitter.com/w8dlIXsD8r— ANI (@ANI_news) February 25, 2016
Meanwhile, Dutt’s family and friends could not be happier. His fans have put up posters outside his home in Pali Hill, Mumbai to welcome him.
Posters put up outside Actor Sanjay Dutt's residence in Pali Hill (Bandra, Mumbai) pic.twitter.com/0LOTmkZ1ef— ANI (@ANI_news) February 25, 2016