Sanjay Dutt gets some more reprieve

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Mumbai, Sep 27 (UNI) Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt and other convicts out on bail today got further relief when the designated TADA court today communciated to the actor's counsel that copies of the judgement will be delayed.

Dutt did not attend the court today and the information was conveyed to the actor's lawyer Farhana Shah. A large number of Sanjay Dutt's fans had gathered outside the TADA court in the hope of catching a glimpse of the actor.

Dutt has been convicted and sentenced to six-year imprisonment in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case for possessing weapons of mass destruction (AK-56 rifle).

The designated court was scheduled to hand over copies of the judgement to the actor and other convicts today, but the order, running into a few thousand pages, is not yet ready.

The court will first hand over copies of the judgement to the convicts out on bail, including Dutt and his friends Yusuf Nalwala and film producer Sameer Hingora, Baba Chavan, Aziz Shaikh, Sayed Altaf, Sardar Shah Wali Khan, Issa Memon, Yusuf Memon (younger brother of absconding prime accused Tiger Memon), Rubeena Memon, Zaibunissa Kazi, Mobina Baya Bhiwandiwala, dismissed customs collector Somnath Thappa and dismissed constable R Madi.

After the convicts receive the copies of the judgement, they can move the Supreme Court and file for regular bail or file an appeal against their conviction, sources said.

UNI

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