Giving no relief to actor Sanjay Dutt, the Supreme Court on Friday rejected dismissed his review petition. The actor is convicted for illegally owning weapons including an AK-56 in a case linked to the 1993 bomb blasts in Mumbai that had claimed 200 lives.
The apex court observed that there was no merit in the arguments made by Sanjay Dutt in his review petition. Following the judgement, he will have to surrender by May 15 to spend more than 3 years in jail.
Dutt had approached the court seeking a review of the March 21 judgement upholding his conviction and five years jail in 1993 Bombay serial blasts case.
Along with Dutt, the court rejected the review pleas made by six other convicts in the case. Other six convicts were Yusuf Mohsin Nulwalla, Khalil Ahmed Sayed Ali Nazir, Mohamed Dawood Yusuf Khan, Shaikh Asif Yusuf, Muzammil Umar Kadri and Mohd Ahmed Shaikh.
The apex court had sentenced Dutt to five years imprisonment. But it was reduced to three and half years as he had already served 18 months in jail. He was convicted by the TADA court, which had awarded him six-year jail-term in 2006.