Sanjay Dutt leaves Yerawada jail for hospital visit

  • IANS, Pune
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  • Updated: Jul 22, 2013 18:57 IST
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    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 ...

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    Sanjay Dutt outside Tada Court , just hours before he was sent to Arthur Road Jail. (Photo by Prodip Guha)

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    Sanjay Dutt's family outside Tada Court, on May 16, 2013. (Photo by Anshuman Poyrekar/HT)

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    Sanjay Dutt's vehicle outside Tada Court in Mumbai, on May 16, 2013. (Photo by Prodip Guha)

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    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 ...

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    Sanjay Dutt accompanied by his wife Manyata leaving his residence  to surrender before the TADA court in Mumbai on Thursday. (PTI Photo)

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    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)

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    Police officers stand guard outside as Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, unseen, leaves his home to surrender before a court in Mumbai. (AP Photo)

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    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 ...

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    Sanjay Dutt is escorted by his security staff as he arrives to surrender at a court in Mumbai. (Photo: Reuters)

Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, emerged from prison for the first time in more than two months for a visit to a hospital, official sources said on Saturday.

Dutt was taken under tight security to the Sassoon Hospital, where he underwent a full general medical check-up by a team of four doctors.  Unofficial reports claimed that Dutt was had been ailing, but jail authorities and hospital officials remained tight-lipped about the details of the actor's medical check-up, which lasted around three hours. Dutt returned to prison after the hospital visit. 

This was the first time Dutt was emerging from the famous Yerawada Central Jail in over two months after his surrender before a Mumbai Special Court May 16 to serve the remainder of his sentence after his conviction in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case.

On May 22, he was shifted out of Mumbai's Arthur Road Central Jail and whisked off to Yerawada Central Jail to serve the sentence that remained.

During his hearing before the Special TADA Court, Dutt had sought home-cooked food, medicines and other facilities, which he was permitted for a month. However, the Yerawada jail authorities objected to these privileges, citing the jail manual, since Dutt was serving time in prison as a convict, and was not an undertrial.

Subsequently, Dutt was taught to make paper bags, a tedious indoor chore, that security personnel thought would be best for his safety. He is paid around Rs. 25 each day for the bags.

 

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