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Some protest, some support outside the jail on Sanjay Dutt’s release

The security outside the Yerawada jail was tightened in view of Dutt’s release.

Sanjay Dutt Released Updated: Feb 25, 2016 10:53 IST
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Left: Protesters were detained from outside Yerawada Jail. Right: Posters welcoming back Sanjay Dutt have been put up outside his house.(ANI)

The Pune police on Thursday detained protesters opposing the release of Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, from the Yerawada jail.

Dutt walked free today after serving 42 months under the Arms Act in the 1993 Bombay blast case.

The security outside the Yerawada jail was tightened in view of Dutt’s release. Meanwhile, a PIL has also been filed in Bombay High Court by social activist Pradeep Bhalekar, seeking a stay on early release of the 56-year-old actor.

Watch | Sanjay Dutt walks out of Pune’s Yerwada jail as a free man

Bhalekar has questioned the decision by prison authorities and the state to grant relief to the actor based on his ‘good conduct’ in prison.

Read: Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt released from jail after 42 months

The PIL says several convicts secure good-conduct reports from prison authorities but are not granted remission or early release.

About 400 convicts in jails across the state have got such certificates, the plea says.

The petitioner will state his PIL before a high court bench on Thursday morning.

Reportedly, the actor, son of former Congress leader and late actors Sunil Dutt and Nargis, who has been out on parole for 90 days in December 2013 and again in August last for 30 days for personal reasons, will be released 103 days ahead of his full prison term.

Meanwhile, Dutt’s family and friends could not be happier. His fans have put up posters outside his home in Pali Hill, Mumbai to welcome him.

First Published: Feb 25, 2016 08:57 IST