The 36 convicts in the 1993 bomb blasts who had been kept at the Arthur Road jail following their surrender before a designated court were shifted out of the prison late Thursday evening. While 21 of the convicts were shifted to the Kolhapur Central Prison, 15 were sent to the Nashik Road Central Prison.
Of the convicts ordered by the Supreme court to surrender by Thursday, eight including actor Sanjay Dutt were given four more weeks to surrender, while two of them did not turn up at all. A total of 36 persons who did surrender were housed at the Arthur Road jail prison temporarily.
Inspector general of prisons (southern region) Vinod Lokhande confirmed that the batch of 36 prisoners had been moved to separate jails. “While 21 of the convicts have been sent to the Kolhapur Central Prison to serve the rest of their sentences, 15 have been sent to the Nashik Road Central Prison,” Lokhande said. HTC