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Sanjay Dutt Surrenders to Complete His 5 Years Imprisonment

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Posted on : 23:18 | By : Tina Thomas | In : , ,


One of the latest Bollywood events is that the Indian actor Sanjay Dutt surrenders before a Mumbai court Thursday to begin serving time for a weapons conviction linked to a deadly terror attack in the city in 1993.

India's Supreme Court sentenced Dutt to five years in prison in March for unlawful possession of weapons supplied by mafia bosses linked to the terror attack, which killed 257 people in the Indian financial capital and entertainment hub.

The 53-year-old actor served 18 months in jail before being released on bail in 2007 pending an appeal, so he's to spend the next 3 1/2 years in the. The Supreme Court reduced his prison sentence to five years from the six-year term primarily handed down. Earlier this month, the court banned Dutt's plea seeking review of its judgment on his conviction and jail term. Dutt was convicted for possession of an automatic rifle and a pistol that were provided to him by men subsequently convicted in the Mumbai bombings. Dutt reached the court Thursday accompanied by his wife, Manyata, and filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt.


He was also accompanied by some friends from the Indian film industry. Dozens of cameramen, photographers and fans crowded outside his house and the courtroom. At the court, Dutt was forced to stay in his car before emerging to appeal the crowds makes way. Despite the long-drawn trial over the bombings, Dutt's Bollywood career has thrived over the past 20 years. He gained huge popularity for a series of Hindi films in which he played the role of a reformed thug who follows the teachings of nonviolence advocate and Indian independence hero Mohandas Gandhi.

According to industry estimations, Dutt is currently involved in projects worth at least $20 million. Dutt has said he knew nothing about the bombing plot and that he asked for the guns to defend his family — his mother was Muslim and his father Hindu — after receiving threats during the religious riots that preceded the bombings. The 1993 bombings were seen at the time as the world's worst terrorist attack, with 13 bombs exploding over a two-hour period across Mumbai.

Powerful explosives were crammed into cars and scooters parked near India's main Bombay Stock Exchange and other sites in the city. In addition to those killed, more than 720 people were hurt in the attack. Watch the bollywood videos of sunjay dutt below.

 


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