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In pics: This is how Sanjay Dutt spent his time in Pune’s Yerawada jail

During his stay, Dutt was lodged in a barrack of Fansi yard in Yerawada jail, while ex-major Ramesh Upadhyay, an accused in 2008 Malegaon blast case, was kept in one of the barracks in the same yard.

mumbai Updated: Jul 29, 2017 08:08 IST
Charul Shah
Dutt was released on February 25 last year.
Dutt was released on February 25 last year. (FILE)

From revealing his desire of wanting to join the Indian Army to writing poems, songs and shayaris – this is how actor Sanjay Dutt spent time in Yerawada jail in Pune, according to the secret files accessed exclusively by HT.

During his stay, Dutt was lodged in a barrack of Fansi yard in Yerawada jail, while ex-major Ramesh Upadhyay, an accused in 2008 Malegaon blast case, was kept in one of the barracks in the same yard.

The two exchanged notes, expressing their fears and desire to be free.

Here are some of the notes they exchanged:

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Upadhyay’s son Vishal said the two are fond of each other. “The two were hardly allowed to meet but they kept in touch with each other with small notes and letters,” Vishal said.

Their equation goes back to the time when Sanjay Dutt’s father Sunil was alive. Upadhyay met the senior Dutt during the 1992 Mumbai riots.

“My father was posted in Kalina. He met Sunil Dutt during the riots. Sanjay used to accompany them to riot-affected areas,” said Vishal.

“My father held several events where Sunil Dutt was the chief guest. My father has great respect for Sanjay, as he did not hesitate to confess and didn’t retract his stand.”

The Supreme Court on March 21, 2013 sent Dutt to five years in jail in connection with the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case. Dutt was released on February 25 last year.

Dutt got out of jail on furlough or parole at least on six occasions, spending 164 days outside.

The Maharashtra government, in response to a PIL questioning his early release on grounds of good conduct, on Thursday said he could be sent back to jail if anything is wrong with remission of his sentence.

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