Mumbai, Oct 20: A visibly worried Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt today got a Dassera reprieve as he was not handed over the judgement copy in the 1993 Mumbai serial blasts case but was asked by the designated TADA court to appear on October 22 to receive the copy.
Clad in a sky blue shirt, blue denims and sporting a beard, the actor was escorted by a battery of lawyers comprising Satish Maneshinde, Karan Singh and Avinash Rathod to the court at 1400 hrs sharp as summoned by the court.
Dutt, who waited for three-and-half hours inside the court room, ironically reminded onlookers of the same expression he had on his face two months ago when he was awarded six-year imprisonment under the Arms Act.
Seated on the first bench in the dock, Dutt, who was restless and looked depressed, watched TADA court judge P D Kode handing over the judgement copies to thirteen other convicts. The actor frequently came out of the court room to smoke his regular brand of cigarette.
Dutt, who was worried about the prospects of going back to the Yerawada jail in case he received his judgement copy today, was relieved when Judge Kode summoned him and his associates on Monday.