Sanjay Dutt Surrender in Tada court in Mumbai

Mumbai: Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt on Thursday surrendered before a TADA court to serve his remaining three-and-a-half year sentence in connection with 1993 Mumbai serial bomb blast case.

Accompanied by his wife Manyata and film maker Mahesh Bhatt, the actor arrived at the court sporting a red ’tilak’ on his forehead. As soon as Dutt appeared before the court, formalities began for his surrender. The court commenced the process for the identification of Dutt, whose conviction was upheld by the Supreme Court in March.

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

The Supreme Court in its March 21 verdict awarded five years’ imprisonment to the actor. On May 10, the Supreme Court had dismissed Dutt’s plea seeking review of its judgement. The Apex Court had on May 14 refused to grant him more time to surrender.

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