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Sanjay Dutt appears in court

The designated TADA court will today take up Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt's plea to have his bail term extended.

india Updated: Feb 07, 2007 16:06 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

Actor Sanjay Dutt, convicted for illegally possessing arms in the 1993 bomb blasts case, on Wednesday appeared before a special court after the one day extension granted to him to surrender ended.

Clad in a blue Jeans and a shirt, Dutt arrived at the TADA court in Mumbai this afternoon. The court will hear arguments of the prosecution on Dutt's application seeking benefit under the Probation of Offenders Act.

The Bollywood star was found guilty of possessing a 9 mm pistol and an AK-56 rifle. Under the Arms Act, Dutt faces punishment ranging from five to ten years.

Dutt was acquitted of charges under anti-terror act TADA.

The actor's lawyer VR Manohar had argued on Tuesday that he had acquired the weapons for self protection and not with the intention of committing any crime.

First Published: Feb 07, 2007 11:12 IST

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