Sanjay Dutt Pardon: Amar Singh's plea reaches Home Ministry

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Mumbai, March 31: Many people have come forward seeking pardon for Sanjay Dutt. But the first successful person whose plea indeed reached Maharashtra Home Ministry is the mentor of the Bollywood actor Amar Singh.

K Sankaranarayanan, the Maharashtra Governor, on Sunday, March 31 forwarded the expelled Samajwadi Party leader's letter to Maharashtra State Home Department.

Earlier Amar Singh along with Jaya Prada met the governor seeking pardon for the actor who has already spent 18 months in jail over Bombay Blasts 1993 case.

Jaya Prada, an MP from Rampur, earlier was quoted as saying, "He 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," she added.

The Supreme 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.

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.

However, the actor recently announced that he would not seek pardon, hence he would surrender himself before Bomaby court following the apex court's order.

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