I was beaten up in jail: Sanjay Dutt

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Sanjay Dutt- Samajwadi Party
Bareily, Apr 10: Actor-turned-politician and Samajwadi Party (SP) general secretary, Sanjay Dutt is up with a new revelation that he was beaten up while he was in police custody in the nineties under the Terrorist and Disruptive Activities (Prevention) Act (TADA).

"TADA is something, which can be used to finish off anybody. They talk about confessions, they will beat a confession out of you. They will ask whether your mother is a Muslim and beat for that. Then they will ask if your father is a Hindu and then again beat you and on top of that you will have to give everything in writing and sign it. This is the meaning of TADA and POTA," Dutt said.

The Supreme Court has rejected a plea by Dutt, convicted in connection with the 1993 Mumbai blasts case, to allow him to contest the general elections.

Dutt was convicted in 2007 for taking an AK-56 rifle and a pistol from gangsters linked to the 1993 bombings in Mumbai in which 257 people were killed.

ANI

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