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Saturday, March 23, 2013

The Supreme Court upholds his conviction in the 1993 blasts case. Bollywood is shocked!

The Supreme Court of India delivered its verdict on the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case on 97 convicts including Sanjay Dutt who is one of the accused. The Court upheld the conviction and sentenced him to five years imprisonment. The actor has four weeks to surrender.
Sanjay was convicted under the Arms Act in 1993 blasts case but reduced the six year jail term given by TADA court to five years.
The apex court said it agreed with TADA court's decision to acquit him of terror charges but offences under Arms Act were clearly made out for possessing and later destroying weapons of prohibited calibre.
Sanjay Dutt, who has already served nearly 18 months in jail, will now have to go to jail and serve the remaining term. He will also not be able to shoot for movies during the remaining three and a half years of the prison term, the apex court said.

Sanjay Dutt was sentenced to a jail term of six years for illegal possession of firearms acquired from terrorist acquaintances who were responsible for the 1993 Mumbai bomb blasts on July 31, 2007. He was granted bail by the apex court on November 27, 2007.
A total of 257 persons were killed and 713 others injured when a series 13 coordinated explosions shattered the metropolis on March 12, 1993.
Bollywood is shocked by the verdict. Trade analyst Amod Mehra told a leading newspaper, “This will affect three of his films. While Raju Hirani's film ‘Peekay’ is 50 per cent complete, ‘Policegiri’ is 80 per cent complete and Karan Johar's home production ‘Unglee’ is 30 per cent complete.” The third part of his film ‘Munnabhai Chale Dilli’, to be directed by Subhash Kapoor, has just been announced and he has a total of three films on floor.
Some T’towners have come out in support for the actor. Vishal Dadlani tweeted: “I stand with him, always will. He's my brother. He made mistakes, but he's served more than his time, in terms of mental stress.”
Kunal Kohli wrote, “The '93 blast case should NOT be made about Sanjay Dutt. The real planners are sitting safely elsewhere.”


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