Sanjay Dutt tries to enter TADA Court in Mumbai on May 16, 2013. The crowd gathered at both the TADA Court and Arthur Road Jail ...
Sanjay Dutt outside Tada Court , just hours before he was sent to Arthur Road Jail. (Photo by Prodip Guha)
Sanjay Dutt's family outside Tada Court, on May 16, 2013. (Photo by Anshuman Poyrekar/HT)
Sanjay Dutt's vehicle outside Tada Court in Mumbai, on May 16, 2013. (Photo by Prodip Guha)
Actor Sanjay Dutt accompanied by his wife Manyata, film director Mahesh Bhatt and other friends leaving his residence to surrender before the TADA court in ...
Sanjay Dutt accompanied by his wife Manyata leaving his residence to surrender before the TADA court in Mumbai on Thursday. (PTI Photo)
Sanjay Dutt gestures before leaving his residence to surrender to a special Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (TADA) court in Mumbai on May 16, 2013. (AFP Photo)
Police officers stand guard outside as Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, unseen, leaves his home to surrender before a court in Mumbai. (AP Photo)
Sanjay Dutt (R) and his wife Manyata look on before leaving his residence to surrender to a special Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (TADA) court in ...
Sanjay Dutt is escorted by his security staff as he arrives to surrender at a court in Mumbai. (Photo: Reuters)
Actor Sanjay Dutt on Tuesday has reached home on a 14-day leave sanctioned to him on eligibility criteria for the treatment of his leg, jail authorities said.
Dutt told reporters that all prisoners are entitled to furlough, and added that he wanted to spend his time out of prison with his family. "I respect the law of the land. I respect the honourable courts of India. I am a law abiding citizen and will complete my parole and will report back," Dutt said.
"I want to request to the press that I have got some time which I want to spend with my family. I thank the press for its support. Thanks to all my fans and I love my fans," he added.
Dutt, serving sentence under the Arms Act for illegal possession of weapons in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case, left the prison at around 9.30 am after his pending application for parole was sanctioned by the authorities, jail superintendent Yogesh Desai said.
"Good conduct is one of the criteria for granting parole, which is sanctioned from prisoner's accumulated leave," Desai added.
This comes days after a cultural programme, organised by prison administration to raise a welfare fund in which the Bollywood actor was to take part, was postponed.
The prison authorities postponed the show, earlier slated for September 26, citing security reasons.
(with ANI inputs)