Tue, 01 Oct 2013 12:00:00 GMT | By IANS, Agencies

Sanjay Dutt granted parole on medical grounds

Bollywood's incarcerated actor Sanjay Dutt was granted a two-week parole by Pune's Yerawada Central Jail authorities for medical reasons, official sources confirmed on Tuesday.


Sanjay Dutt gets parole for medical treatment (© Varinder Chawla)

Sanjay Dutt had sought a month's parole in mid-August to get medical treatment for certain illnesses that he has been suffering from.

Dutt left Pune for Mumbai and is expected to reach home later in the afternoon.

He had surrendered before a Special TADA Court in Mumbai in May and was later shifted to Pune to serve the remainder of his jail term.

The actor was convicted by a TADA court for illegally possessing a 9 mm pistol and an AK-56 rifle, a part of the consignment of weapons and explosives brought to India for coordinated serial blasts that killed 257 people and injured over 700 in March 1993.

The Supreme Court had in March this year upheld his conviction under the Arms Act but reduced the six years to five.

He had already served a-year-and-half behind the bars before the apex court's judgement and is undergoing the remaining sentence of 42 months.

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