Save Sanjay Dutt mission: Amar Singh, Jaya Prada join hands

Amar Singh
Mumbai, March 26: Bollywood actress-turned-politician Jaya Prada joined hands with expelled Samajwadi Party leader Amar Singh to make their mission successful.

The duo on Tuesday, March 26 met Maharashtra governor K Sankaranarayanan urging him to pardon Sanjay Dutt in connection with Bombay Blasts 1993 case.

A spokesperson of Maharashtra Rajbhavan informed that Jaya Prada, an MP from Rampur, along with Amar Singh met the governor.

The veteran Bollywood actress earlier was quoted as saying, "He (Sanjay Dutt) is an innocent person. It is very unfortunate. Knowingly or unknowingly, it has been written in his fate that he has to struggle like this."

"Particularly for Sanjay Dutt, if you see the background of his family and all. His father Sunil Dutt served a lot for the country and even in politics he had a very good name. And knowing his nature and character as a great father, and his son, he also...innocently maybe...has done something," added Jaya Prada.

The actress' statement on the Bollywood actor surfaced when the Supreme Court upheld the latter's conviction and sentenced him to five-year-imprisonment.

According to sources, Jaya Prada and Amar Singh first met Sanjay Dutt at his residence in Mumbai before heading towards the Rajbhavan where they met Mr Sankaranarayanan.

According to the sources, The immediate course available for Dutt is to file a review petition in the Supreme Court within four weeks. If the review petition is dismissed or rejected by the court, a curative petition can also be filed. In a curative petition the lawyer will need to present a new fact related to the case not presented before the court earlier.

he last option before Dutt will be of reaching out to the Maharashtra Governor who could remit his sentence. But that would depend on the recommendation of the State government.

The apex court found the actor guilty of acquiring illegal weapons from those blamed for the bombings in Mumbai that killed 257 people and was given four weeks to surrender.

Politicians and political parties are openly expressing their views whether Bollywood superstar Sanjay Dutt should be sent to jail or not.

Earlier, several celebrities including Press Council of India Chairman Markandey Katju and actor-turned-politicians Jaya Bachchan and Shatrughan Sinha had sought pardon for Dutt.

"He (Dutt) has already been punished enough. Twenty years is almost like life imprisonment. I mean he suffered for twenty years and I think to do this to him at this time... I am going to personally meet the Governor," Bachchan had told reporters outside Parliament House recently.

However, voices against showing any leniency to the convicted criminal are also growing. BJP leader Meenakshi Lekhi and Janata Party supremo Subramanian Swamy are against pardoning Dutt in the 1993 Mumbai blasts case.

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