Jail for Sanjay Dutt
The Supreme Court upheld the TADA court's verdict and reduced Sanjay Dutt's six year jail term given by TADA court to five years.
Sanjay Dutt, who has has already spent 18 months behind bars during the trial, would now have to undergo the rest of the sentence i.e spend 3 years and 6 months in jail.
The actor was convicted in November 2006 for illegal possession of a 9mm pistol and an AK-56 rifle but was acquitted of more serious charges of criminal conspiracy under the now defunct anti-terror TADA.
The apex court pronounced its verdict today on a bunch of appeals and cross-appeals filed by and against 100 people including Dutt who were convicted by the special TADA court in 2006
On March 12, 1993, Mumbai was rocked by a series of blasts, engineered by fundamentalist elements, which also damaged property worth over Rs 27 crore.
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